No-Bake Coconut Balls made with desiccated coconut and condensed milk, then covered in cocoa powder, a sweet bite-size treat not only for your better half, but also for friends and family. Just 4 ingredients, and you have the perfect recipe to win anybody’s heart. A great dessert for any party or family gathering.
Just make sure you don’t eat these coconut truffles up yourself, they can easily get you addicted to them. I always find myself buying a box of chocolates or sweets when I have no idea what else to buy as a present, after all, you can never go wrong with that.
So why not get the box ready yourself? A red heart-shaped one is just perfect to impress your loved one, no matter what the occasion is. After all, love is not celebrated only on Valentine’s Day, right?
If you love coconut, you must try these coconut balls. What I love about them is how the bitterness of the cocoa powder goes so well with the sweetness of the desiccated coconut and condensed milk.
Or you can cover them in chocolate instead of cocoa poweder, that’s entirely up to you. I used to find the condensed milk too sweet for my liking, and preferred to use the light version, which was less sweet.
Even so, you really must not add any more sugar. For this recipe, however, the cocoa powder does the trick, so no need for the light condensed milk. So easy to prepare them, no baking required.
Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros vs Coconut Balls
These coconut balls remind me of the Brazilian brigadeiros, which are similar in shape and taste, but use a different technique.
While for these balls all you need to so is combine the ingredients together : dessicated coconut, condensed milk and butter, shape into balls, dust in cocoa powder, and job done, the brigadeiros have to be cooked first until the chocolate base thickens a bit.
But it’s safe to say that both recipes are scrumptious, and perfect choice for any party, where messy desserts are not such a good idea. Plus, they keep well at room temperature too.
You can add any other flavouring of your choice, vanilla, orange, lemon, lime and so on. Or just leave it out completely, that’s entirely up to you, you don’t really need anything else, since the coconut flavour is strong.
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No-Bake Coconut Balls made with desiccated coconut and condensed milk, then covered in cocoa powder, a sweet bite-size treat not only for your better half, but also for friends and family. Just 4 ingredients, and you have the perfect recipe to win anybody's heart. A great dessert for any party or family gathering.
- 200 g desiccated coconut
- 200 g condensed milk
- 40 g unsalted butter
- 100 g cocoa powder
In a large bowl, add the desiccated coconut and condensed milk.
The butter is best to be used at room temperature, ideally quite soft, but if in rush, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds, making sure it does not melt completely.
Mix in the butter, then use your hands to shape the mixture into small balls.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then roll the balls into cocoa powder.
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