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four coconut balls raffaello style.

Coconut Balls

Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Balls Recipe! Try this simple no-bake dessert with shredded coconut and condensed milk. Perfect for coconut lovers!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling time 20 minutes
Servings 30 balls
Calories 99kcal
Author Adina


  • Bowl
  • Small pan


  • 30 whole blanched almonds
  • about 3 cups shredded coconut 250 g, Note 1
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz/ 400g, Note 2
  • cup shredded coconut extra for coating the balls


  • Toast the almonds in a small pan without adding any fat. Shake the pan often and watch it; the almonds can burn quickly if left unattended. Once golden, transfer them immediately to a plate and let them cool.
    30 whole blanched almonds
  • Mix the shredded coconut and the condensed milk in a bowl. Stir well to combine and refrigerate for about 20 minutes until the coconut soaks up the milk. If the mix seems too wet, add a little more coconut.
    about 3 cups shredded coconut / 250 g
  • Shape coconut balls: With damp or lightly oiled hands (use a bit of water or coconut oil), scoop out portions of the mixture and roll them into balls. Place an almond in the center of each ball.
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Coat the balls: Place the extra coconut into a bowl or on a plate. Roll each ball in shredded coconut until covered, then place them in an airtight container or into small white paper cases.
    ⅓ cup shredded coconut / about 30 g
  • Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.


  1. Coconut: One cup of shredded coconut weighs about 70 g/ 2.5 oz. One cup of desiccated coconut weighs about 90 g/ 3 oz. It is not crucial, as you will always be able to adjust the amount of coconut used to get the right consistency for the mixture, but it is good to know that it makes a bit of a difference.
  2. Milk: Make sure you use unsweetened condensed milk that is very sweet and thick. Evaporated milk is not an alternative.


Serving: 1coconut ball | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg