Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Little Kiss)

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!"

Ingredients 2 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 152 cals

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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jenny
8/3/2009

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.

sharona
6/1/2010

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.

lisa2roberto
8/8/2008

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.