Beijinho de Coco (Brazilian Coconut Candy)

by Erica Dinho on April 13, 2010

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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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa April 13, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Oooo yum – and it doesn’t look complicated (although mine wouldn’t turn out as nice).


2 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog April 13, 2010 at 11:14 AM

One of my favorite candies…and gorgeous when they melt in my mouth…eat only a dozen?? More :)

Have a great week,



3 Ben April 13, 2010 at 1:04 PM

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!


4 Baking is my Zen April 13, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Anything with coconut and sweetened condensed milk is always good!


5 Sandra G April 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Looooooove anything with coconut, this looks simple and yummy!


6 rebecca subbiah April 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM

oh yum adore coconut


7 Erica April 13, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Thank you everyone!


8 grace April 13, 2010 at 5:07 PM

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!


9 tasteofbeirut April 13, 2010 at 6:11 PM

I am amazed that candies that good can only require 2 or 3 ingredients!


10 Faith April 13, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I love coconut, so I absolutely need to make these! Thanks for a great recipe!


11 Kim April 13, 2010 at 9:44 PM

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!


12 ruth April 14, 2010 at 4:48 AM

Condensed mil and coconut.Im in heaven. Could much on these all day long!!! So simple to make too! Love Brazillian food.


13 Joanne April 14, 2010 at 6:53 AM

I adore coconut. These little balls look like bites of heaven!


14 Erica April 14, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Thank you all for visiting my site!


15 norma April 14, 2010 at 12:22 PM

They are like our “besitos de coco”. I am loca for coco.


16 5 Star Foodie April 14, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Scrumptious! I need to make these tonight for dessert – I have all the ingredients on hand!


17 Juliana April 14, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Oh! I haven’t had beijinhos de coco for so long…you brought me memorie of my childhood ;-)


18 Anna April 14, 2010 at 11:18 PM

I really miss beijinhos, usually you see them in birthdays in Brazil.


19 Oysterculture April 15, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Oh, I am not a big candy eater, but I am definitely trying these treats, cannot wait to make them.


20 Sophie April 20, 2010 at 6:27 AM

These bit size candies look so awesome!!

Yummie treats!


21 Hayleigh April 22, 2010 at 4:56 PM

I am so making these for my world fair project on Colombia, they look like such a treat! =)


22 Erica April 24, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Thank you guys for all the wonderful comments!


23 Angie June 6, 2010 at 12:17 AM

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?


24 Erica June 6, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Angie- You have to let the mixture sit for a while , before you can make the little balls.


25 ong November 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM

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?


26 Joanna April 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

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.


27 Ana October 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM

I live in Brazil an this is one of my favorites candy! nham!


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