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...

I am hungarian and we made this ball with a special biscuit called Háztartási Keksz. It needed to grind first, or you can buy grinded biscuits.

Came out very wet, not a dough but can form them and roll them in dry coconut or cocoa and refrigerate them. Seems like this needs way more confectioners sugar or some other dry ingredient or ve...

I tried this recipe, followed it exactly, but had bad results. The mixture turned out very thin and I wasn't able to form them into balls. I really would like to try this again, but I fear I wil...

I found this too wet as written. No where near able to make balls

I think the previous reviewer was right. Soak the raisins for a while (I did mine overnight) then scoop them into the mix and toss the rest of the liquid. I didn't strain them, just scooped th...