Portuguese Coconut Kiss • Beijinho de Coco


The Portuguese Coconut Little Kiss or Beijinho de Coco are a pretty classic treat that are sure to take you back to my childhood memories in Portugal.

These are super simple three ingredient sweets, you just need dehydrated shredded coconut, sugar and butter, that’s it, these are simple to make and always delicious and a bit addictive, there are other variations with condensed milk or flour as well with other addictions as dried fruits or chocolate, but this is a the basic recipe, you wont see it in bakeries but you will see in a lot of Portuguese homes, lets check the recipe.

Portuguese Coconut Kiss, Beijinho de Coco Recipe

Portuguese Coconut Kiss, Beijinho de Coco

  • Servings: 36
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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These coconut balls are super simple to make and a treat that everyone will love. With just three ingredients, you can make this sweet treat as quick as you send a kiss ;D


  • Shredded Coconut – 250 gr
  • Sugar – 150 gr
  • Eggs – 3 (Large, Room Temperature)


  1. In a bowl add the eggs at room temperature with the sugar, beat everything well until you get a whitish and creamy mixture.
  2. Then add the shredded coconut, mix well with a spoon until you get a homogeneous mass that you can mold if for some reason it is still liquid add a little more shredded coconut until you get a mass.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and prepare a baking tray lined with non-stick paper.
  4. Shape small balls of dough, they don’t have to be perfect, just about the same size, so they cook evenly.
  5. After the tray is filled, place it in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes (depending on the oven and the size of the balls), until they are golden brown.
  6. When they are golden brown take them out of the oven and let them cool a little before eating, you can store them in an airtight box and they will last a week.
Notes: Often for this sweet, each ball can be placed in a small paper mold. Also you can roll the balls in extra coconut for a overload ;D

This recipe for Portuguese Coconut Kiss, Beijinho de Coco was originally created on BakeAfter.com. Esta receita de Beijinhos de Coco Tradicionais foi publicada em português no Iguaria.com.


Per Serving: Per Serving: 58 calories; 3.5 g fat; 6.7 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein.

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