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Brazillian Coconut Truffles (Beijinhos)

Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make – they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!

Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make - they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!

I just moved to a new neighborhood where we were greeted by the cutest Brazilian family that lives across the street. Friendly neighbors make all the difference when you move somewhere new, right?!

I wanted to share the love and do something nice for them over the weekend, so I looked on Pinterest and found these little sweets called Beijinhos. Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles, and are made with some of my favorite things.

They are incredibly easy to make, only take four ingredients, and turned out to be so delicious! You will want to make this recipe for anyone who needs to feel a little love . . . including yourself!

Beijinhos Coconut Candy

Adapted from Make It & Love It

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut (like really shredded)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp of coconut extract (if desired)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 of the coconut, and butter over medium heat. Set the other 1/2 of the coconut aside.
  2. Stirring constantly, heat the mixture to a boil and continue to stir for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is thick enough when you stir that you can see the bottom of the pan for 1-2 seconds before it levels outs.
  3. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in the extract.
  4. Pour mixture onto a greased plate and let cool to room temperature.
  5. Once cooled, roll into balls.
  6. Roll the balls in the remainder of your shredded coconut.
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Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make - they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!

How cute are these? And they taste basically like the inside of an Almond Joy, or a little macaroon ball. SO YUM.

Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make - they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!
Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make - they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!

And can you imagine the possibilities? Dip in chocolate, roll in sprinkles, put something inside (an almond, a berry, a piece of chocolate). These are so fun!

Yield: 20 balls

Brazilian Coconut Truffles (Beijinhos)

Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make - they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!

Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make - they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, (1 can)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, (finely shredded)
  • 1 T butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 of the coconut, and butter over medium heat. Set the other 1/2 of the coconut aside.
  2. Stirring constantly, heat the mixture to a boil and continue to stir for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is thick enough when you stir that you can see the bottom of the pan for 1-2 seconds before it levels out.
  3. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in the extract.
  4. Pour mixture onto a greased plate and let cool to room temperature.
  5. Once cooled, roll into balls.
  6. Roll the balls in the remainder of your shredded coconut.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

ball

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 12gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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Beijinhos are Brazilian coconut truffles that are incredibly easy to make - they only take 4 ingredients, and are amazingly sweet and delicious!

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Laura

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Have these been tried using sweetened canned coconut cream? I cannot have the dairy but these sound really good.

Amy

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Laura that sounds delicious! If I give it a try I will report back :)

Ursula

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

I've never heard of these and they look delish! I'm from lima and we use condensed Milk in a few desserts ;) Pinned Ursula @ http://kraftmint.com Modern Quick DIYS .

Amy

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

Hi Ursula! Thanks for the comment - nice to see you here!

Paige

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

My husband's best friend married a girl from Brazil and they make these all of the time. It's so fun to have a recipe on how to make them ourselves now!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

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