Beijinhos Recipe: Indulge in the Sweet Delight of Brazilian Coconut Kisses

Dish recipes: Beijinhos
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Beijinhos, meaning "little kisses" in Portuguese, are delightful Brazilian coconut candies that are beloved for their sweet and creamy flavor. These bite-sized treats are made from just a few simple ingredients and are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Whether enjoyed as a snack, dessert, or homemade gift, Beijinhos are sure to bring a taste of Brazil to any occasion. Let's learn how to make these irresistible coconut kisses!


1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)

Granulated sugar (for rolling)

Cloves or chocolate sprinkles (optional, for decoration)


In a non-stick saucepan, combine the sweetened condensed milk and unsalted butter over medium heat. Stir in the shredded coconut and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan (about 10-15 minutes). Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly until it's safe to handle. Once the mixture has cooled enough to touch, grease your hands with a little butter or oil and roll small portions of the mixture into balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Roll each ball in granulated sugar until evenly coated. If desired, press a clove into the top of each Beijinho for decoration, or roll them in chocolate sprinkles. Place the Beijinhos on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up before serving.


Serve the chilled Beijinhos on a decorative platter or in small paper cups. These Brazilian coconut kisses are perfect for parties, celebrations, or as a sweet treat any time of day.

Beijinhos are a delightful indulgence that captures the essence of Brazilian confectionery. With their creamy coconut flavor and irresistible sweetness, these little kisses are sure to bring joy to all who taste them.