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Beijinho - Brazilian Dessert

Beijinho - Brazilian Dessert

"Beijinho" is a caramel-like sweet made with condensed milk. They only require 3 ingredients!

Ingredients: 10~12 servings

Condensed milk
100 g
Margarine
3 g
Finely grated coconut
2~3 tablespoons

Steps

1. Combine the condensed milk and margarine in a small pot (non-stick, if possible), and turn the heat on low. Simmer for 5~7 minutes while stirring with a spatula.
2. When it hardens a bit, turn off the heat so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot. Transfer to a container greased with margarine (not listed).
3. When it cools enough to handle, coat your hands in a bit of margarine (amount separate from listed ingredients) and roll into small balls. Coat in coconut flakes.
4. When coating with coconut, coat the dough balls with a bit of water to help the coconut stick.
5. If you over-simmer the mixture and it hardens, heat it up a bit in the microwave until it softens a little.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned how to make this at a Brazilian's birthday party.
They're usually small ping-pong-sized balls, but I made them a bit more compact this time. "Beijinho" is Portuguese for "kiss."