These Brazilian coconut kisses are the perfect little sweet treat. They are smooth, sweet, with a fudge-like texture and full of coconut flavor. Plus, with only four ingredients, they are also ridiculously easy to make.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, stir together the condensed milk and butter. Simmer and continue to cook, stirring often, until the milk has reduced by half and has thickened, about 20 – 25 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of coconut and vanilla. Set aside to cool.
Lightly grease a bowl with butter.
When the ‘dough’ is cool enough to handle, spoon into the bowl and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
Place the remaining ½ cup coconut into a food processor. Pulse it a few times to chop the shreds just a bit.
Pour the coconut onto a shallow plate. Set aside.
Grease a tablespoon or cookie scoop with butter. Scoop the coconut dough and roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
Roll in the coconut until lightly covered. Place the candy into a paper candy cup or onto a serving platter. Continue with the remaining dough.
Serve immediately or store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours chill time
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Simmer
- Cuisine: Brazilian