Hazelnut Coconut Balls (Serbian Rafaelo Kuglice)

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I almost hesitated putting "coconut" in the title, because I do not like coconut myself. In fact, no one in my family does. But these cookies are quite a treat. So easy to make, and each one has a toasted hazelnut in the center of the coconut ball. What a great, tasty combination! Try them. You won't be disappointed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you haven't purchased toasted, peeled hazelnuts, bake in 300 degree oven until the skin (peel) starts to fall off. If all of the peels do not come off entirely, that is OK.
  2. Make a thick syrup by cooking the water, butter, unsweetened coconut (2 1/2 cups) and sugar.
  3. Add the powdered milk to this mixture. Mix well, so that there are no lumps.
  4. Allow two hours to cool. (To speed up this process, I pop this in the refrigerator).
  5. Around each toasted hazelnut, put a little of the cooled mixture, forming them into balls, so that the hazelnut is in the center.
  6. Roll each ball in the remaining coconut.
  7. Recipe makes 60 - 100 balls, depending on the size.


Most Helpful

Extremely delicious!!!

Russiyah July 08, 2008

These are SOOOO good!!! They go fast at our house!

strumica December 19, 2007

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