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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 candies
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 23.5g 8% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 16.4mg 6% DV; sodium 69.1mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
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. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
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. Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
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. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2008
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. Read More
(20)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2011
very good but need to cook over low for a lot longer to get right consistency. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2008
I liked these more than Brigadeiro. Very good recipe for homemade candies. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
I love this! It is the most requested treat at parties along with brigadeiros. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
This recipe brings me good memories from when i was a child growing up in Brazil. A must have in birthday parties for kids! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2011
Delicious! Goes well with a dash of choc syrup on the side. Be careful not to burn the milk!!! Read More
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