Sweet coconut flavoured candy balls. Perfect edible gift for your loved ones. Requires as little as 3 ingredients and are done in less than 15 minutes. Isn’t this best idea of sweet treat?
The best sweet candy treat made in the comfort of your home. Does this sound exciting to you? I bet it does. If you don’t know what Ferrero Raffaello balls are, I will explain. It is a little cousin to Ferrero Rocher hazelnut bliss ball. I think you must definitely know this one. So Raffaello coconut balls are sweet candy balls with white cream, blanched piece of almond and covered in snowy white shredded coconut.
It is light and sweet snack kinda candy and everybody will love it, especially now in Christmas season. These Raffaello balls are very easy and quickly made. It will require only 3 ingredients and 15 minutes max. to make these.
It’s also so much fun to prepare Raffello balls with the kids. Perfect holiday activity for the whole family. You may also wrap these as an edible gift to your loved ones.
I love simple and easy sweet treats, especially when it comes to holidays, and I am really short on time. You might also like CREME BRULEE or NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE BITES WITH STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE COATING.
How to make Raffaello Coconut Balls:
As I mentioned, this no-bake Raffaello Coconut Balls requires only 3 ingredients: Shredded coconut, condensed milk and blanched almonds. I always use unsweetened shredded coconut, because the condensed milk is enough sweet. Condensed milk is easy to find in every grocery store and blanched almonds are very easy to make at home, if you can’t find in your local grocery store.
Take the condensed milk and combine it with unsweetened shredded coconut. Use a spoon to blend the ingredients well together. Use your hands to shape a ball and then insert inside the blanched almond. At the end roll it in extra shredded coconut and voilà it’s done! It is always better to chill the Raffaello coconut balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, so it hardens a bit.
How to blanche almonds:
In a small pot or saucepan, get the water to a boil. Toss in the almonds you want to blanch. Leave them in the boiling water for 60 seconds. Drain the almonds and rinse them with cold water to quickly cool them down. Squeeze each almond to remove its skin. That’s it!
Use a measuring spoon to make sure to have always the same quantity of the mixture. Your Raffaello coconut balls will look more professional when in same shape and size. If the mixture is too sticky, add more shredded coconut. If on the other hand is too dry, add bit more of condensed milk or simple syrup (sugar with water).
If your hands sticks too much to the texture, coat them with shredded coconut or dip them in slightly warm water, each time you roll a ball.
For best results, store them in your fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving.I always store them in an air-tight container in the fridge. That way they are always firm before serving. They will last for several days this way. You may also freeze them in the air0tight container or in Ziploc bag for freezing.
If you make these Raffaello Coconut Balls, comment here below or tag me on Instagram @juliarecipes I would be delighted to share your beautiful creation in my stories.
If you would like to make these Raffaello coconut balls in vegan version, simple switch the conventional condensed milk for coconut sweetened cream. You might need to add more shredded coconut to achieve the best consistency for rolling the ball.
RAFFAELLO COCONUT BALLS
Preparation time: 15 minutes ⭐Total time: 15 minutes⭐ servings: 30 coconut balls
- 1 condensed milk (300 ml)
- 2 cups (250 g) unsweetened shredded coconut (desiccated coconut)
- 30 almonds (blanched, skinless)
- extra shredded coconut for covering
In a medium bowl, mix condensed milk with shredded coconut and let it harden in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
With a measuring spoon take approximately 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll in between the palms of your hands a small ball.
Push inside blanched almond and cover the coconut ball in extra shredded coconut.
Keep in refrigerator, in airtight container and consume within 10 days.
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