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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
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Homemade version of Ferrero Raffaello's famous Coconut Candy Balls.
Serves: Makes 24 cookies
  • 2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut flakes
  • ¾ cup chopped hazelnuts or almonds (I prefer the hazelnuts)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • finely shredded coconut flakes to cover the cookie ball
  1. In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine the graham cracker crumbs, coconut flakes, hazelnuts and powdered sugar.
  2. Stir the milk and melted butter into the dry mixture, and mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Cover and chill for one hour.
  4. Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the coconut flakes.
  5. Put the cookie balls in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  6. You can also store these for a few days in the refrigerator in tightly covered containers.
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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