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I made these Ferrero Raffaello Coconut Candy Balls for my friend Shea because she is one special lady.

Shea was one of the very first few readers to leave a comment on my blog some 7 months ago. She, and a few others, broke the ice, and I will never ever forget that.  ((((Hugs))))

Today Shea has invited me to do a guest post on her blog, Dixie Chik Cooks!

Ferrero Raffaello Coconut Candy Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 00 minute

Yield: Makes 24 cookies

Homemade version of Ferrero Raffaello's famous Coconut Candy Balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or almonds (I prefer the hazelnuts)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • finely shredded coconut flakes to cover the cookie ball

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine the graham cracker crumbs, coconut flakes, hazelnuts and powdered sugar.
  • Stir the milk and melted butter into the dry mixture, and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Cover and chill for one hour.
  • Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the coconut flakes.
  • Put the cookie balls in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • You can also store these for a few days in the refrigerator in tightly covered containers.

Notes

Total time includes refrigeration time.

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  1. Food Frenzy December 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM - Reply

    Congratulations! We wanted to inform you that this post has been selected as a Featured Archive Post on our site for the last two weeks of December 2012.

  2. Yasir Imran July 31, 2011 at 5:01 AM - Reply

    This is amazing candy… Love it.

  3. Emily @ Life on Food June 8, 2011 at 5:53 AM - Reply

    I am hopping right over now. I love these little balls and I want the recipe. I had the first time last year – marvelous!

  4. Magic of Spice June 5, 2011 at 10:33 AM - Reply

    These look amazing! I have not been able to get to the guest post link but will keep trying :)

  5. Mina @ Angellove's Cooking June 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM - Reply

    These candy balls look awesome!! And I am now running to read the recipe at Dixie Chik Cooks! :)

  6. Coco200066 May 31, 2011 at 10:02 PM - Reply

    Can’t wait to try these….thanks for posting.

  7. Alice May 31, 2011 at 9:15 PM - Reply

    ooh, yummy! i love little candy balls :^)

  8. Chelsea May 31, 2011 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    These looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Kita May 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM - Reply

    Holy wow! those look amazing!!

  10. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes May 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    What a lovely thing to do for your friend!!

    And these look absolutely gorgeous! Excellent job!!

  11. Jill@MadAboutMacarons May 30, 2011 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    Kate – another brilliant recipe. Love the photo, too! Heading over to Shea’s site now!

  12. shabs May 30, 2011 at 4:56 AM - Reply

    Wowowoow, the coconut fereros are my fav , thnax for sharing the recipe Kate :) , will have to try this

  13. Nami @ Just One Cookbook May 30, 2011 at 3:53 AM - Reply

    Hi Kate! Ohhhh I love coconut and you made such a perfect treat for me… LOL. I’m going to her site now!

  14. marla May 29, 2011 at 10:46 PM - Reply

    I still get excited when I get comments….each & every one. I will go check out your guest post. These look great!

  15. Marmande in the Kitchen May 29, 2011 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    I love ferrero candies – it seems dangerous to have a whole batch of them around the house! Looks great

  16. Culinarication May 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM - Reply

    Those ferrero candies are crazy addictive, I’m sure these are great (and much simpler to make than a ‘dupe’ recipe).

  17. Fresh and Foodie May 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM - Reply

    YUM! I love me some coconut, and these look very good!

  18. Michelle May 29, 2011 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    Yum! Your friend is one lucky girl!

  19. Peggy May 29, 2011 at 9:03 AM - Reply

    What a great guest post and these look absolutely delicious! Coconut & Candy? What more could I ask for? =)

  20. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 29, 2011 at 4:42 AM - Reply

    Those Ferrero coconut balls are one of my husband’s favorites. I’m going to go check out the recipe.

  21. Angie@Angiesrecipes May 28, 2011 at 11:38 PM - Reply

    Those coconut balls look divine! I will have to make them too.

  22. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs May 28, 2011 at 11:19 PM - Reply

    I have just come back from a visit to Shea’s blog. These do look amazing.

  23. Baking Serendipity May 28, 2011 at 10:18 PM - Reply

    These look fantastic! Heading over to check out the guest post now and wishing you a wonderful long weekend :)

  24. Lora @cakeduchess May 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM - Reply

    My favorite chocolates! Love this recipe you made and need to check it out on your friend’s blog. Have a wonderful weekend sweet pea:)

  25. The Harried Cook May 28, 2011 at 9:36 PM - Reply

    Looks great! I have never had one of the original before, but these do sound great! Thanks for sharing :) Will head over to your guest post now…

  26. Kristy May 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM - Reply

    Another great guest blog. I think I’ll have to visit Dixie Chik more often too. Looks like some good stuff. These desserts look delicious (and look like the kind of dessert that I could pop like crazy!)! :)

  27. Claudia May 28, 2011 at 8:32 PM - Reply

    I’m on my way – they sound irresistible.

  28. Liz May 28, 2011 at 8:11 PM - Reply

    Oh, boy, these look SO good, Kate…off to check out your guest blog :)

  29. claudia lamascolo May 28, 2011 at 6:16 PM - Reply

    these are my favorite!

  30. Sandra's Easy Cooking May 28, 2011 at 5:42 PM - Reply

    congrats on the guest post, and raffaello looks amazing Kate!!!

  31. Happy When Not Hungry May 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM - Reply

    Wow these look amazing! I love all the Ferrero candies. These look beautiful!

  32. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos May 28, 2011 at 2:51 PM - Reply

    ooooo can’t wait to read your guest post!!! they look mouthwateringly wonderful!!

  33. Valerie May 28, 2011 at 2:33 PM - Reply

    I love ferrero raffaello, and i think that’s fantastic to be able to make them at home! thx so much!

  34. On my way over there. Gorgeous picture!

  35. Wow! These look and sound delicious – better than the real ones! I definitely want to try these : )

  36. carolyn May 28, 2011 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    Um, wow! I love the commercial version but yours is an identical look-alike. Off to check out the recipe!

  37. Parsley Sage May 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM - Reply

    Oooh! Gorgeous picture :) Heading over there now to see what you’ve got in store!

  38. Irena May 28, 2011 at 12:03 PM - Reply

    Oh….love this little treats…..they were among the first candies imported to east Europe 20 years ago….They look lovely, nice job:)

    • Kate@Diethood May 28, 2011 at 10:10 PM - Reply

      Irena, it’s my mom’s recipe and I recall how crazy everyone in Macedonia was for the recipe… my mom had to write it down for soooo many people.

  39. Celia May 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM - Reply

    Just checked out the recipe at Shea’s – but I wanted to tell you here that these are beeeautiful! They remind me of a coconutty version of bourbon balls – love this kind of easy sweet…

  40. Mary May 28, 2011 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    These look delicious and I’m sure your friend enjoyed them. This is one of those confections that everyone loves. It is nice to have a recipe for it. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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