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Coconut Almond Balls

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 35 balls
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Shinee
Homemade version of decadent Raffaello candy… These sweet, chewy, buttery coconut almond balls are a delightful treat for every coconut fanatic!
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Ingredients

  • 14 oz 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

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, beat condensed milk and butter on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Mix in vanilla extract, Amaretto, 2.5 cups of coconut flakes and almond flour.
  • Refrigerate the mixture overnight.
  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg