Delicious Coconut Almond Candies


  • 300 grams (10.5 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 40 grams (1.5 ounces) butter (82% fat content)
  • 80 grams (3 ounces) shredded coconut
  • Whole almonds
  • Additional shredded coconut for coating


  • Medium saucepan

    Essential for heating the sweetened condensed milk. Stir constantly to avoid burning!

  • Sieve

    Ensure a smooth mixture by straining the condensed milk.

  • Plastic wrap

    Used to cover the mixture while it chills.

  • Refrigerator

    A must for firming up the mixture before rolling into balls.

  • Small bowls

    Handy for holding the additional shredded coconut for coating.


Step 1

In a saucepan, heat the sweetened condensed milk over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Strain the mixture through a sieve, then add the butter and shredded coconut. For a smoother texture, you can grind the coconut in a coffee grinder.
Mix until the butter is fully melted and everything is well combined.
Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Step 2

Roll the mixture into small balls, place an almond in the center of each ball, and coat each candy in additional shredded coconut.


Imagine a sunny picnic, a cozy tea party, or a festive holiday gathering. These coconut almond balls fit in perfectly! Here are a few fun ways to present them:

🔸 **On a tiered stand**: Create a charming display by stacking these balls on a lovely three-tiered stand. Perfect for high tea or a sophisticated brunch.

🔸 **In a colorful box**: Place the coconut almond balls in a decorative box as a delightful homemade gift. 🎁 Add a personalized note for that special touch.

🔸 **As cake toppers**: Use them to decorate a larger cake. Simply place one ball atop each slice to add an element of surprise and extra burst of flavor.

🔸 **With fresh fruits**: Create a tropical vibe by serving these balls alongside an assortment of fresh fruits such as pineapple, mango, and kiwi. 🍍🥭🥝 The natural sweetness of the fruit complements the creamy coconut perfectly.


Looking for a gluten-free or vegan version of this delightful treat? Here are some easy swaps:

🌟 **Gluten-Free Variation**: Good news! This recipe is naturally gluten-free. Just make sure your shredded coconut is free from any cross-contamination during processing.

🌟 **Vegan Variation**: Substitute the sweetened condensed milk with your favorite plant-based condensed milk. 🥥 Coconut condensed milk works fabulously and complements the shredded coconut. Swap the butter for dairy-free margarine, and you're good to go!


  • How do I know when the sweetened condensed milk is ready?

    Keep stirring constantly to avoid burning. It's ready when it's thickened and slightly golden, usually around 8-10 minutes.

  • Can I skip adding the butter?

    Butter helps achieve a smooth texture and richer flavor. However, you can substitute it with coconut oil for a different taste profile.

  • Can I use unsweetened shredded coconut?

    Yes, but the sweetness level will be different. You might need to adjust the amount of sweetened condensed milk.

  • How do I prevent the mixture from sticking to my hands when rolling into balls?

    Lightly grease your hands with a bit of coconut oil or butter to make the rolling process easier.

  • Can I add other flavors to the mixture?

    Absolutely! Try adding a dash of vanilla extract or almond extract for extra flavor.

  • How long do these coconut almond balls last?

    Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to a month.

Nutrition facts

Delicious Coconut Almond Candies
Recipe Yield:20 pieces
Calories:Per serving (1 piece)
Calories (Min - Max):75 - 85
Total Fat:4g
Saturated Fat:3g
Total Carbohydrate:9g
Total Sugars:8g