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Coconut Almond Balls

Homemade version of decadent Raffaello candy... These sweet, chewy, buttery coconut almond balls are a delightful treat for every coconut fanatic!

Homemade version of decadent Raffaello candy… These sweet, chewy, buttery coconut almond balls are a delightful treat for every coconut fanatic!

Listen up, coconut lovers! I have a treat for you.

These little snow white balls are chewy, buttery, sweet and oh-soo addicting! It’s basically a homemade version of my favorite Ferrero Raffaello, coconut almond candy. If you haven’t tried it, you’re totally missing out, because they’re crispy, creamy heaven in the form of sweet little coconut balls. This homemade version isn’t crispy, but undeniably chewy from all the coconut flakes, and buttery sweet from all the condensed milk goodness.

If you’re a coconut fan, like me, you’ll love these little treats. This recipe makes about 35 balls, which seems a lot, but they disappear in a flash. (Everyone at the ranch devoured them in just one day! Except for my sis-in-law, she is allergic to coconut.)

The best part: you can store these beauties in the freezer for a couple of months. So whenever craving hits, you can simply reach into your freezer. And you don’t even have to wait for it to thaw.

And wait for it… To make this dessert, it doesn’t require any special skills, or precise measurement. Simply mix all the ingredients, divide into equal parts (this medium cookie scoop is perfect for this task!), form into balls with an almond in the middle, and finally, roll them in coconut flakes.

Placing in a cute mini cupcake wrapper is, of course, optional.

Storing Tip: Heat (or even room temperature) is enemy #1 for these treats. Store them in the freezer in an airtight container and serve in small batches.

Hope you make these beauties this weekend.

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Coconut Almond Balls

Homemade version of decadent Raffaello candy… These sweet, chewy, buttery coconut almond balls are a delightful treat for every coconut fanatic!

Yield: About 35 balls

Ingredients:

  • 14oz (400gr) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup (170gr) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Amaretto (Italian almond liquor)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups (280gr) coconut flakes, divided
  • 1 cup (100gr) almond flour
  • ½ cup whole almonds

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, beat condensed milk and butter on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Mix in vanilla extract, Amaretto, 2.5 cups of coconut flakes and almond flour.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture overnight.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop, form 1.5-inch balls placing one almond in the center and roll them in the remaining 1 cup of coconut flakes.

Storing Tip: Heat (or even room temperature) is enemy #1 for these treats. Store them in the freezer in an airtight container and serve in small batches.

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This recipe was originally published on July 30th, 2015.

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36 comments

  1. U don’t have to bake them ?they sound to goo to be true.

  2. I love the simplicity of these candies. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  3. Can’t wait to make this on my day off??

  4. Hello shinee!
    Can u tell me about amaretto plx
    And its substitute?
    Its quite difficult to find it in my country
    Kindly guide me

  5. These look soo good. I am a huge coconut fan, love all things coconut!  I will be trying these for sure!  thanks.

  6. This sounds so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yum!! I love Ferrero Rafaello so I am going to be making some of these very soon. I’ll keep a little stash in the freezer so I can sneak one whenever I get a craving! Thanks for sharing!

  8. These look wonderful! I would love for you to share at this weeks parties; Sunday through Thursday! Have a terrific week!

  9. They look beautiful. I will definitely be trying this at Christmas time.

  10. You had me at Rafaello! These are my all time favourite chocolate and I could not resist checking them out. Pinned!! Stopping by from the party over at What’s on the List

  11. Stopping by from Best of the Weekend. These look perfect for holiday gifts, I’ll definitely be giving these a try.

  12. I LOVE Rafaello and these beauties look and sound even better than Ferrero’s version! What an awesome idea to make them at home. 🙂

  13. I love coconut treats. These look really good right now!

  14. I am a huge coconut fan too! And love the combo of coconut and amaretto! These balls sound insanely addicting!

  15. Hi Shinee!!!  I luveeee u recipes!!!  Question on this one.  Do I need the butter?  I know it is silly but since this one it is not cooked, I feel I would be biting butter.

    Thanks

    Ana

    • Hi, Ana! Butter is necessary for this recipe. Without it, the balls won’t hold their shape. And since the butter proportion is much smaller compared to other ingredients, you won’t feel like biting into butter. Hope you give it a try.

  16. I’ve never had Rafaello, but I’m ready to make my own after this post! The coconut looks so dreamy and deliciously textured 🙂

  17. I’ve never had ferrero rafaello! But now I’m so eager to because these coconut almond balls look wonderful!! And I can’t believe they’re so easy to make. Mmm, I can’t wait to try this recipe, Shinee, thanks!!

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