Beijinhos are Brazilian Coconut Truffles made with sweetened condensed milk and desiccated coconut! A classic party treat, they are IRRESISTIBLE!
🥥 What are Beijinhos?
Beijinho (singular) or Beijinhos (plural), which means little kiss, are a classic sweet treat from Brazil. They are little truffles made basically with sweetened condensed milk and desiccated coconut!
Brigadeiros are chocolate and sweet condensed milk truffles and Branquinhos plain sweetened condensed milk truffles.
A staple at birthday parties! If having to choose between Brigadeiros, Branquinhos and Beijinhos, my husband will, for sure, go to the Beijinhos!
To make Beijinhos you will need sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter and desiccated coconut (coconut flakes).
You can find them at Brazilian grocery stores. And if you can't easily find sweetened condensed milk take a look here. And for desiccated coconut you could check here. Both links will take you to Amazon.
🍳 How to make it
To make Beijinhos you have to place all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat and stir until the mixture thickens (8-10 minutes).
The mixture should be thick enough so you can see the bottom of the pan when you run a wooden spoon through it.
Let it cool completely and then grease your hands with some butter and make little balls - the size of a walnut.
Roll them on a bowl filled with desiccated coconut so they get evenly coated and serve them in mini cupcake liners.
💭 Important thoughts
Will it be too sweet? Not if you use unsweetened desiccated coconut.
But I should remind you that Brazilian sweets tend to be on the sweeter side. As I've said, my husband loves these, and he does not like overly sweet treats - he thinks maple candy is too sweet!
Beijinhos: Brazilian Coconut Truffles
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 tbsp desiccated coconut plus more for covering the beijinhos
- Place all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.
- Stir until the mixture thickens (8-10 minutes). It is done when you run a wooden spoon on the bottom of the pan and you can see it for a couple of seconds.
- Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
- Grease your hands with some butter and make little balls - the size of a walnut.
- Roll them on a bowl filled with desiccated coconut so they get evenly coated.
- Serve them in mini cupcake liners.