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We're Coco for Brazilian Coconut Kisses with Dark Chocolate!

Annette Zito, KitchAnnette™
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins


  • • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • • 3/4 + 1 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • • 4 oz dark chocolate


  • Melt 2 tbsps butter in a non-stick saucepan over medium-low heat. Add condensed milk then gradually add 3/4 cup coconut, stirring constantly. After about 10 minutes, the mixture will thicken – you’ll see the bottom of the pan.
  • Use some of the remaining butter to coat a dinner plate. Spread out the coconut mixture evenly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Wash your hands well then butter them. Spoon about 1 tsp of the coconut mixture into your hands and roll into 1/2”-3/4” balls. Set aside.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt 4 oz dark chocolate uncovered at 50% power for 90 seconds and stir until smooth (if the chocolate isn’t quite melted, repeat for 15 second intervals).
  • Dip each coconut ball into the melted chocolate, fully covering them. Use a fork to remove from the chocolate and dredge in the extra coconut. Let them set in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.


These are like a homemade bite-sized Mounds candy bar.
If you don’t care for chocolate, omit it and simply dredge in the coconut.
You can create your own version of an Almond Joy candy bar by adding an almond to the center of the ball and using milk chocolate.