Hungarian Coconut Balls

Hungarian Coconut Balls


"I live here in Budapest as a missionary and these coconut balls are so good they are in almost every little cake store in the city. If you'd rather, you can substitute rum for the rum extract."


10 m servings 71 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 71 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Put raisins together with rum extract and lemon juice to soak up the flavor.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, confectioners sugar, and cocoa. Stir in 1 1/4 cup coconut, the raisin mixture and lemon zest.
  3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in remaining coconut. Refrigerate for two days. ENJOY!
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  1. 8 Ratings


I made this recipe a couple of times and we are very satisfied with the result. The balls really tastes like the coconut balls in Hungary (we are from Budapest, so we know) and it is easy and qu...

I have prepared these a couple of times according to this recipe for my Hungarian boyfriend. He loves them and says that they taste just like the ones he ate at home!

I have made a very similar candy. If you are having trouble with the consistancy of the candy you must use "plain" mashed potatoes. Try to use a baked potato from the microwave and mash it unti...