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Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe

Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe | Using Condensed Milk

The Raffaello Coconut Balls or the Three Ingredient Homemade Raffaello Coconut Almond Balls, as it is very famously called, is one of the most famous snack in the world.

Why is it called the Raffaello Coconut Ball?


This is a snack from the world famous confectionery company – “FERRERO“.

Raffaello is a spherical coconut-almond confection that manufacturer Ferrero SpA[1] brought to the market in 1990. The total almond content accounts for 8% of the weight, and the total coconut content is 23.5%.

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaello_(confection))

As the name implies, there are just three main ingredients to making this wonderful snack.

  • Shredded Coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Peeled Almonds

Raffaello Coconut Balls - Add condensed milk

Get the recipe from Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk instead of buying it from a store. You still can buy a condensed milk pack in case you want to get going with the recipe directly.

The coconut balls are great to taste when combined with the sweetened condensed milk, the natural taste of coconut and the almond at the center. It is crunchy as well as chewy and the kids love this.

Do try our other recipes like Mango Cheese Cake and the Cantaloupe Ice-Cream without ice-cream maker which use the Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk as one of its main ingredients.

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Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe | Using Condensed Milk
Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe is a homemade version of the world famous snack that is easy to make and great to taste!
Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe
Instructions
  1. Ingredients for Raffaello Coconut Balls consists of desiccated coconut (light fried or dried to remove moisture), peeled almonds and condensed milk.
  2. We need to use peeled almond. So soak the almonds for two hours, then peel the skin. Do not use the almonds with the skin.
    Raffaello Coconut Balls - Peeled Almonds
  3. Pour the condensed milk (a chilled condensed milk works very well) into one cup of shredded coconut and mix thoroughly. The coconut shreds should stick to one another as shown.
    Raffaello Coconut Balls - Add condensed milk
  4. Take peeled almonds, coconut mixed with condensed milk and the remaining shredded coconut (in a plate). This forms the base for Raffaello Coconut Balls.
    Raffaello Coconut Balls Recipe Base
  5. Now take some coconut mixed with condensed milk, flatten in the palms as shown, place one almond piece inside and then roll it into a ball as shown.
    Make coconut balls
  6. Now simply place this rolled coconut ball on the plate containing the shredded coconut and roll over it so that the coconut shreds stick to the ball and gives a full coconut covering. That's it! Serve fresh and have a great snack!
    Roll coconut balls in shredded coconut
Recipe Notes
  • Refrigerate once done. The shelf life for this recipe is 3 days when refrigerated so that it retains the goodies of the coconut.
  • You can buy condensed milk off the shelf from a store, just make sure it is sweetened.
  • Feel free to experiment with any of the nuts (cashews or walnuts) to get a different taste. Share your experience. 🙂