Ferrero Raffaello Coconut Candy Balls

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

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

Homemade Raffaello Candy Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
Refrigeration Time
1 hr

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

Course: Dessert / Holidays, Dessert/Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 20 yields
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup dried shredded coconut
  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers, (Use those long sugar wafers with cream in the middle, not the round thin cookies and not Nilla wafers. I have also used crushed graham crackers.)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup roasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut, for dusting
  1. Set stand mixer on medium speed and cream together butter and sugar for 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce speed to low and add milk powder, dried shredded coconut, vanilla wafers, and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, measure out dough balls, insert a hazelnut into the center of each dough ball and shape into balls.
  5. Roll each ball in coconut and set on a serving plate.
  6. Serve right away or store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for 4 to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Raffaello Candy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 281IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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43 Responses
  1. 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!)! πŸ™‚

  2. 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…

  3. 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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