Strawberry Beijinhos de Coco - Coconut Truffle (GF)


July 9, 2017


Coconut Truffle - Kiss your hot kitchen goodbye with these no bake, gluten free, and low sugar Brazilian Strawberry Beijinhos de Coco. In Portuguese, Beijinhos de Coco translate to little coconut kiss. Traditionally, they have no strawberry, but instead are dotted with a single dried clove flower and served at birthday parties. For the summertime, garden grown strawberries transform this bite sized coconut truffle into a Strawberry Beijinhos de Coco. A hunk of fresh fruit tucked in the center infuses the beijinhos as it ripens, so every chewy nibble tastes of pleasing strawberry. Serve them slightly chilled to refresh the palate and restore your energy. Make them today and leave me your comments below.

Thank you Food52 and Chiara Turilli for this delicious recipe. I've adapted it slightly by reducing the sugar.

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Makes 25 Beijinhos or Truffles

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Mise en Place the Strawberry Beijinhos de Coco

  • What is mise en place and how could it benefit you? See The Finer Cookie's post How to Mise en Place.
  • Mix together in a small pot the condensed milk, vanilla extract, butter and 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded coconut. Set aside.

Heat the condensed milk with the butter, vanilla & coconut.
Heat the condensed milk with the butter, vanilla & coconut.

  • Pour the remaining 1 cup of shredded coconut onto a tray and set aside.
  • Chop the strawberries into large chunks. Set aside.

Wrap the strawberrie chunks into the center of the macaroon batter.
Wrap the strawberrie chunks into the center of the macaroon batter.

Final Assembly of the Strawberry Beijinhos de Coco

  • On low heat, cook the milk, coconut, vanilla, and butter for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly. This will create the final texture of the truffle.

Moist macaroon batter.
Moist macaroon batter.

  • Once cooked, set aside until cool enough to touch.
  • To get the same size truffles, weigh each to be about 20 grams. Alternately, measure the dough by the teaspoonful.
  • Wrap the dough around a chunk of fresh strawberry and roll the dough into a ball. Careful not to compress the truffle too much or they'll be harder to bite into and less tender.

Final assembly of the Strawberry Macaroons.
Final assembly of the Strawberry Macaroons.

  • Roll the final Beijinho in the dry shredded coconut and set aside, until all the truffles are completed.

Roll the macaroon in dry, unsweetened coconut.
Roll the macaroon in dry, unsweetened coconut.

  • Refrigerate for an hour or so, then bring back to room temperature before eating. This process will set the texture and allow the sugars to relax, giving you the best flavours.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 1 week. This will help keep the fresh strawberry in good shape.
TAGS:  TRUFFLES   COCONUT   strawberries   gluten free   brazilian       LABELS: Gluten Free  Low Sugar  No Bake 



cakespy   2017-09-23

Love, love, LOVEEEEEE! They are darling to behold and I love the coconut strawberry flavor. These are similar to a treat I get in Puerto Rico when I go there, but I forget what they are called there!

Kimberlie 2017-09-24

Hi Jessie, Thanks so very much for your lovely note. Truthfully, I couldn't agree more that these darling Strawberry Beijinhos are fresh and fruity, especially on a hot day. BTW, wonderful that you included the Mandel Bread in your roundup. It's a terrific collection of recipes, and I'm really proud you selected my post. Keep in touch, Best, Kim

Kelly Mahan   2017-09-12

Beijinhos are the best! I have a friend who's brazilian and she always makes these- but without the strawberry part. I'll love to try your recipe myself!

Kimberlie 2017-09-13

I hope you enjoy it. I found these to be fruity and fresh. Serve them slightly chilled. I think they're better that way. Thanks for your message. Kim

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Strawberry Beijinhos de Coco - Coconut Truffle (GF)

Makes 25 Beijinhos or Truffles






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