Beijinho (Brazilian coconut truffles)

Beijinho (Brazilian coconut truffles)


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About this recipe: Beijinho means 'little kiss' in Portuguese. These are little birthday party sweets shaped into balls, then rolled in sugar or coconut. Also called branquinho (from 'branco' meaning 'white'), beijinho are the white version of Brazilian brigadeiro (chocolate fudge truffles), using coconut rather than cocoa powder.


Serves: 30 

  • 300ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
  • 1 egg yolk
  • caster sugar or finely grated coconut for rolling

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a saucepan, mix condensed milk, butter and egg yolk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture thickens slightly and starts to pull away from the sides and bottom of the pan.
  2. Let cool and shape into small balls (grease your hands first). Roll balls in sugar or coconut.

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