Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Little Kiss) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Little Kiss) Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 3 hrs

Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Little Kiss)

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"Condensed milk cooked with butter and coconut flakes, formed into little candy balls makes this a favorite Brazilian recipe especially at birthday parties. Kids (and adults) love it!"

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Original recipe makes 10 candies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 50 mins

Directions

  1. Bring milk and butter to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the milk has reduced to half and thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the 1/4 cup coconut, and allow to cool a bit before pouring into a buttered bowl. Chill in the refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours.
  2. With buttered or oiled hands, form milk mixture into tablespoon-sized balls, and roll in coconut flakes. Stick a clove into each beijinho as decoration.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2009

I have made these candies a few times and this is a great recipe. I add a couple more tablespoons of butter. My mother-in-law is from Brazil and really likes this particular recipe, and she has been making these candies for years. If you want to make Brazilian coconut candies, you don't need a different recipe. You do have to cook the milk quite a while, until it is the consistency of carmel. Also, it has to be very cold for forming the balls.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2010

You should use way more coconut, maybe a whole cup, otherwise, it will taste just like cooked condensed milk. Other option is to add some coconut milk to the condensed milk prior to cook.

 

18 Ratings

Aug 08, 2008

These are delicious! Made for my Brazilian husband and he couldn't get enough. The recipe was easy to follow and simple. I sprayed Pam on my hands and had no problems with sticky hands.

 
Dec 14, 2011

I first tasted these when we had some good friends from Brazil come to dinner. She brought them as a hostess gift. They were delicious. She explained briefly how to make them, but without a specific recipe. This recipe sounded like the instructions she gave me. They tasted exactly like hers, except that hers contained more coconut, so I added almost a cup instead of 1/4 cup. Yummy!

 
Sep 19, 2007

I love this! It is the most requested treat at parties, along with brigadeiros. Great recipe!

 
Aug 21, 2008

I liked these more than Brigadeiro. Very good recipe for homemade candies.

 
Dec 27, 2011

very good but need to cook over low for a lot longer to get right consistency.

 
Jun 11, 2011

Delicious! Goes well with a dash of choc syrup on the side. Be careful not to burn the milk!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 69 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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