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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

Katerina | Diethood
Homemade version of Ferrero Raffaello's famous Coconut Candy Balls.
Servings : 20 yields
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigeration Time 1 hr


  • 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


  • Set stand mixer on medium speed and cream together butter and sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low and add milk powder, dried shredded coconut, vanilla wafers, and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Using a cookie scoop, measure out dough balls, insert a hazelnut into the center of each dough ball and shape into balls.
  • Roll each ball in coconut and set on a serving plate.
  • Serve right away or store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for 4 to 5 days.


Calories: 156 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 14 mg | Sodium: 112 mg | Potassium: 159 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 281 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 86 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 15 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert / Holidays, Dessert/Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: christmas cookies, coconut recipes, cookie dough, holiday candy recipe, holiday desserts, raffaello candy
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