Excellent recipes for coconut balls that everyone can handle. Get inspired!

Coconut is used in baking and decorating many types of Christmas cookies.

A classic example is unbaked coconut balls with an almond in the middle.

Get inspired by our unique recipes for coconut balls!

They are quick, easy, and tastier than the original.

Which variant will become your favorite?

Unbaked coconut balls

Who does not know the famous candies with delicious cream and almonds decorated with grated coconut? Make your homemade version of them!


  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla wafers (Nila wafers recommended)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup peeled almonds
  • grated coconut for coating


  1. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and heat it over low heat.
  2. Add the white chocolate, broken into pieces.
  3. Melt the chocolate while stirring constantly to get a smooth cream.
  4. Set aside and let cool to room temperature first, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. After the necessary time, mix the vanilla wafers with the white chocolate mixture.
  6. Use a spoon to scoop out pieces of the mixture and place a peeled almond in the center.
  7. Use your hands to shape into a ball.
  8. Continue in the same way until you have processed all the dough.
  9. Finally, wrap each Rafaelo ball in shredded coconut and place it in paper cups.
  10. Store in a cool place.
Coconut balls with almonds in paper cups.
source: ricettedalmondo.it

Christmas balls with nuts, as you have never known them. Enjoy baked and unbaked versions!

3-Ingredient Homemade Raffaello Coconut Balls

These homemade Raffaello coconut balls make the perfect edible gift for your loved ones. They are no baked and are ready in 15 minutes!


  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups desiccated coconut
  • 15 hazelnuts or almonds


  1. Pour grated coconut into a bowl and add condensed milk.
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  4. Use a spoon to remove the coconut batter.
  5. Press one almond into its center and form a ball in your palms.
  6. Then, wrap the ball in a small amount of grated coconut.

Place the prepared Raffaello balls in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

source: happyfoodstube.com

Bounty balls or Rafaelo with chocolate coating

Visually and tastefully very interesting sweets that will be enjoyed not only by you, but also by your visitors.


  • 1 cup of grated coconut
  • 14/2 cup of condensed milk
  • 5 tablespoons of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of unpeeled almonds


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • grated coconut for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Blanch the almonds in boiling water and then peel them.
  2. Put the grated coconut and condensed milk into a food processor.
  3. Blend until combined.
  4. Add the coconut milk and blend again.
  5. Scoop about one tablespoon of the mixture and place an almond in the middle.
  6. Roll into a ball shape in your palms.
  7. Place the Rafaelo balls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  8. Place in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.
  9. In the meantime, prepare the chocolate frosting.
  10. Melt the dark chocolate in a water bath and add the coconut oil.
  11. Mix thoroughly and dip the coconut balls one by one into the chocolate.
  12. Place them on a plate and sprinkle with grated coconut.
  13. Leave to harden in the fridge.
source: gatheringdreams.com

In addition to recipes for Rafaelo balls, you can also try our original recipes for coconut rolls for festive occasions.

Delicious Coconut-cranberries Balls

Coconut tastes great not only in combination with almonds, but also with other ingredients, for example with cranberries. Get inspired with this original recipe.


  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • grated coconut for coating


  1. Place the cranberries in a food processor and blend.
  2. Add the almonds and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Then add the grated coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup and lemon juice and zest.
  4. Use the pulse button to process until the mixture comes together.
  5. Scoop the resulting mixture with a spoon and shape it into balls.
  6. Roll each ball in shredded coconut.
  7. Cool the finished Rafaelo balls in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
source: runningonrealfood.com

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Coconut balls don’t have to be white. Try them in this unconventional dark variant, too. You will like it.


  • 1 cup vanilla wafers (waffles with vanilla cream)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unpeeled natural almonds
  • coconut flour
  • grated coconut for coating


  1. Blend the vanilla wafers in a food processor.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a water bath.
  3. Mix the crushed wafers with the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add a small amount of coconut flour if the mixture is too thin.
  5. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, scald the almonds with boiling water and peel them.
  7. Then, remove the mixture from the fridge and use a spoon to remove a piece.
  8. Lightly flour your hands in coconut flour to shape the balls better.
  9. Place the almonds in the mixture and roll into a ball in the palms of your hands.
  10. Finally, wrap the coconut ball in grated coconut.

Store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. The balls are delicious when kept in cold place.

source: lacucinadibacco.it

How to make Rafaelo balls?

There are many recipes for Rafaelo balls. The primary ingredient is grated coconut and other ingredients, such as condensed milk or crushed vanilla wafers.

To work well with the resulting mass, it must be cooled thoroughly in the refrigerator before forming the balls. If you don’t want or can’t wait, it’s worth sprinkling your hands with grated coconut or coconut flour so that the mixture doesn’t stick to them so much.

In addition to almonds, you can also put a hazelnut in the center of the balls. The primary substance can be enriched with other ingredients, such as nuts, dried fruit, or seeds. Such balls will suddenly become healthy Christmas cookies.

How long do coconut balls last?

The advantage of recipes for Rafaelo balls is that, similar to most unbaked sweets; they can be prepared at the last moment because they do not have to sit. If you store the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator, they will last a week to ten days without any problems. Storing them in the freezer is more suitable if you want to enjoy them longer.

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