Beijinhos de Coco

Think of the these treats as Brazilian truffles – milky sweet confections you can make in minutes.
Photography By Alfredo Añez | April 15, 2014


Combine milk, coconut and butter in a saucepan. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid scorching, until thick – mixture will form a mass. Let it cool until you can handle it.

Place extra coconut in a flat tray and have paper cups ready. Using buttered hands, take a marble-sized piece of the mixture and roll between your palms into a uniform ball. Roll in shredded coconut and place in cups.

Store at room temperature.

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  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces unsweetened shredded coconut (if you can't find unsweetened, you can use sweetened), plus extra to roll in
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus extra for your hands
  • Fluted paper candy cups (available at baking supply stores)
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