Beijinho de Coco (Brazilian Coconut Candy)

These coconut candies are popular in Brazil and I highly recommend them. They are absolutely delicious. If you like coconut as much as I do, you may eat a dozen or so of these Beijinhos de Coco.

They are easy and simple to make and have amazing flavor!




(Makes about 12)

  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for your hands
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes, plus more for decoration


  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan over low heat and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  2. Pour the mixture on a greased baking pan. Let it cool for at least 1 hour.
  3. With buttered hands, make equal size small balls with the mixture. Roll each beijinho in the coconut flakes.
  4. Place in baking paper cups and store in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
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  1. says

    I am not a big candy eater, but if they are coconut I will be after them. I just love anything coconut! I’ve been absent from your blog, but I just saw some of the latest posts you’ve been publishing and that was enough to make me hungry! Those albondigas look amazing!

  2. says

    i’m currently heavily obsessed with coconut, so my heart just did a little pitter-patter. what a stellar recipe–i’m gonna try it immediately!

  3. says

    Just used coconut milk for the first time the other day. I would love to try it in this recipe. I know this would be a winner recipe!

  4. Angie says

    I tried making these but the sauce was not firm to make them into a ball. I had to scoop them with my spoon into the baking cups and it only made 10 not 12. Did I do something wrong?

  5. ong says

    i’ve been trying to find a recipe for these brazilian coconut milk candy i had last christmas. it taste like coconut flavored marshmellow with a sweet crunching topping. any ideas what im talking about?

  6. Joanna says

    I tried this recipe and also had trouble with the consistency. The flavor was wonderful but the candy never set up enough to form balls. So I poured spoonfuls into the containers and we ate them like shooters.

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