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Duxa's Portuguese Coconut Balls Recipe

Duxa's Portuguese coconut balls recipe, Receita de bolinhas de coco), are sweet treats made with shredded coconut, sugar, eggs, and optional toppings.
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Duxa's Portuguese Coconut Balls Recipe

Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time 25 min
Ready In 40 min
Level of DifficultyEasy


7.8 oz shredded coconut5.6 oz sugar1 whole egg2 egg whitesCandied cherries (optional)Sliced almonds (optional)
7.8 oz shredded coconut5.6 oz sugar1 whole egg2 egg whitesCandied cherries (optional)Sliced almonds (optional)
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  1. In a bowl, beat the whole egg, egg whites, and sugar until you obtain a voluminous mixture.
  2. Add the shredded coconut and mix well until it combines with the previous mixture.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Shape the mixture into small balls and place them on the parchment paper (if you choose, place a candied cherry or sliced almonds on top of each ball).
  6. Lightly oil your hands to prevent the coconut from sticking while shaping the balls.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
  8. They are ready when they start to turn a toasted color.

Makes about 20 balls.

Recipe & Photo Credit: Cozinha da Duxa

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