Brazilian Coconut Balls Recipe

Grape-stuffed Coconut Balls Recipe

If you're familiar with traditional Brazilian food, you'll recognize this delicious coconut treat. They're called "Bejinhos," which means little kisses. These have a cool twist though. There's grapes inside! With just three cheap ingredients, you can make this party favorite finger dessert. They're easy to make, easy to eat and not so overbearingly sweet. Mmmm, yeah I could eat these forever..

Here's what you will need:
Let's get started, shall we?
Steps:
1. Add a can of condensed milk and 2/3 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes to a pan and cook on medium. Stir until consistent, then leave to cool for about 30-45 minutes.
2. Once cool, separate the grapes, coconut flakes and mixture into separate bowls.
3. Wrap the mixture around the grape. Don't worry at all about making it perfect, you can fix it later.
4. Leave a few balls in the coconut flakes bowl before rolling them in the flakes. 
5. Roll each ball in the flakes with your hands and make 'em nice and round.
6. Place them on mini cupcake liners- and voila!

Ever heard of the chocolate equivalent to these? They're called brigadeiros and are also to die for. To make these: Follow the same steps, but ditch the coconut flakes and the grapes. Stir in 4 tablespoons of unsweetened coco powder with your condensed milk on the stove, and then roll them in chocolate sprinkles after your mix cools. They're as yummy as they are cute. 

I recommend making them both together; they compliment each other really well.

12 comments:

  1. HOLY SHIT these are my favorite things in the world

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    1. now we can make them all the time!!!

      If only I could make coxinhas...

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  2. They look soooooooooo yummmy! I want one :)

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  3. mmmmm they look delicious!!! I wanna try them :D

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  4. AHHHHH!!! I am so excited to see these here! The best part of a Portuguese celebration are these babies! I prefer the chocolate ones because I am not a huge fan of coconut, but they are all just so cute! When my grandma gets to making these I know it is sure to be a good time with good food!

    I am seriously way to excited to have run into this on your blog! =)

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    1. Ahhh so glad to meet someone on here who understands!
      They are totally always a sign a delicious party is on the way hahah.
      :)

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  5. Yum, yum, yum! :) Oh my gosh, I have never had anything like these so im totally going to give them a go! :) Eeep thanks for sharing, I absolutely adore your blog!

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    1. Glad you liked it! And thanks so much:)

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  6. OH MY GOD these look delicious and you look so lovely on your past posts!! Very cute! come by and let's follow each other!!! Stay in touch ;)!

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  7. These looks amazing! I'm crazy about coconut so will definitely be giving these a try. Great looking blog as well, I really love your layout! :D

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  8. Vicky!! I just want to eat everything jajajjajaj.....everything looks delicious :D

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