Sweet coconut flavoured candy balls. Perfect edible gift for your loved ones. It requires as little as 3 ingredients and are done in less than 15 minutes. Isn’t this the best idea of sweet treat?
Raffaello coconut balls as edible gift
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.
What are these cuties coconut candies?
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 Raffaello 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.
What ingredients are used for these coconut candies
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Blanched almonds
- Mini paper baking cups
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!
Storage & Tips
For the best results, store Raffaello Coconut Balls in airtight container in the refrigerator. And consumed them within 5 – 7 days.
Use a measuring spoon to make sure to have always the same quantity of the coconut mixture. The Raffaello coconut balls will look more professional when they will be in the same shape and size. If the mixture is too sticky, add more shredded coconut.
On the other hand, if it’s too dry, add a bit more of condensed milk or simple syrup (sugar with water). The texture might be very sticky, in this case, coat your hands with shredded coconut or dip them in slightly warm water, each time you roll a ball.
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Vegan version of Raffaello Balls
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.
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RAFFAELLO COCONUT BALLS
- 1 can (300 ml) condensed milk
- 2 cups (250 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
- 30 blanched almonds
- 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. Let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.
- Store in refrigerator, in airtight container and consume within 10 days.
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