{Beijinhos De Coco} Brazilian Coconut Treats

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Littlebitsofnice

These little coconut treats are called Beijinhos – beijinhos literally mean “little kisses” in Portuguese. They are the coconut equivalent of Brigadeiros which are made exactly the same but with chocolate and very popular for kids parties in Brazil. I also like to make it as a little treat every so often!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (397 g) can condensed milk
  • 100 g coconut flakes, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus extra for rolling
  • 16 cloves, for decorating

Directions

  1. In a pan add the condensed milk, 100g of coconut flakes and the butter. Now the fun begins! Over medium heat start stirring. And keep stirring until the mixture thickens and you can see the bottom of the pan for a good few seconds before the mixture levels out again. This is really important. This process should take at least 6-7 min, don’t rush it or it won’t be the right consistency to roll into balls.
  2. Leave it to cool, about 15min or enough so that it is cool to handle and it has hardened up a little.
  3. Grab the flakes you had reserved for rolling. You can do 2 things here: 1) Use them as they are to roll or 2) Blitz them so that they are super fine. I blitzed them as I like the outside texture to be soft. But it is totally up to you if you decide to do this.
  4. Coat your hands in a little butter (just so that the mixture doesn’t stick) and start making your balls. I like mine the size of a little smaller than a measuring tablespoon. Once all rolled out put one clove in the midle for decoration. This is traditional and for decoration. Remove it before eating and it does leave a nice taste.

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