Beijinhos de Côco (coconut kisses)

For our Brazilian Carnival dinner, my friend John prepared the following recipe to share. These candies are easy to make and are like bites of dulce de leche with a touch of coconut!

Beijinhos de Côco (coconut kisses)
recipe from Recipezaar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 lb freshly grated coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients well.

Cook in heavy saucepan, stirring constantly, until you can see the bottom of the pan.

Pour onto a plate and let cool completely.

Lightly grease the palm of your hands and form small balls.

Roll them in sugar and put in pretty paper cups.


  1. ohh those look good! I want to try these. What's in the middle? A raisin?

  2. Oooh! You made my mouth water :) I lived in Brazil for a semester in college and gained a lot of weight because the food was so good!!

    Beijinhos are good - and if you like them, you're bound to like brigadeiros (almost chocolate-fudge-like) and then the white version (brigadeiro blanco) and then you can do a half brigadeiro/half b. blanco and it's called casadinho (little marriage), or my friends would call them Pele e Xuxa (Pele the black soccer player, Xuxa being a very white female tv star who were once married to each other).


  3. Oh, and in the middle of beijinhos is usually a clove. It's kind of strong and overpowers a lot of the taste, at least in my opinion. I like the idea of a chocolate chip better!!