Homemade Raffaello

There was a time, a few years back, when I could honestly say that I have a crush on the famous coconut candy called Raffaello. Oh man, you should have seen me how happy I was every time someone offered me one of these candies. I was in coconut heaven!

butter-and-sugar

Then, one day, my cousin who is 3 years younger than me, brought me these homemade Raffaello wannabes that she had prepared herself.I wasn’t very much into cooking at that time, so I was extremely surprised and shocked, I was so happy that I could eat her too along with the candies, if she were also covered in coconut.

- She wasn’t, so she is still alive and well today, thank God. -

vanilla-wafers

It’s true her version of Raffaello didn’t have the crunch that the originals have, but I loved them so much because of her sweet gesture, that I actually stopped eating that many Raffaello candies bought from the store, and started making my own whenever I was in the mood for some.

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You will need a little patience though while shaping these coconut balls, since you can’t just roll it between your hands just like you would with meatballs for example. You just take some paste in your hand and squeeze it until it forms a ball. Only after you insert the almond or hazelnut, then reshape it again before covering it with coconut flakes.

You should make them bite size, they will be easier to enjoy by guests or kids.

how to make raffaello

This recipe doesn’t call for many ingredients and it makes a whole lot of candies, about 50 to 60 Raffaello balls. This week I actually made only half of the recipe, since there was no special occasion, no guests, so I would end up eating most of them myself.

homemade-raffaello-recipe

So it’s true that they’re not exactly the Raffaello candies you buy from the store, but they are homemade candies and if you choose to make this recipe for a special event at your house, I bet your guests will be impressed.

 

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Homemade Raffaello

By raluca007 Published: November 28, 2012

  • Yield: 50-60 pieces

There was a time, a few years back, when I could honestly say that I have a crush on the famous coconut candy called Raffaello. Oh …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Beat the icing sugar and butter together, then add the powdered milk, the coconut (150 g), the vanilla wafers and the almond extract, if using any.
  2. Once everything is mixed in, you should have something like a paste that sticks together if you squeeze in your hand.
  3. Place the paste in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once the paste is chilled, take about 1 teaspoon of it at a time, make a ball by pressing it with your hands, inset half an almond in the middle, then roll it in the coconut flakes.
  5. Place the homemade Raffaello balls again in the refrigerator before serving.

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Comments: 7

  1. Hannah November 29, 2012 at 7:14 am Reply

    Mmm, these look like such a tasty change of pace from the standard chocolate truffle. Sounds like the perfect little holiday gifts, too!

  2. raluca007 November 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm Reply

    @Hannah – I also think they make great holiday gifts! Thanks for your comment.

  3. Laila February 13, 2013 at 11:24 am Reply

    it looks sooo yummy i am a raffaello addicted, so definitely i will try it

  4. alfia April 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm Reply

    i tried it and the result was sooo yummy :) .Thankyou so much :) evn i feel the homemade one is much better than the original one

  5. AHMED WASEEM June 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Thnx 4 d recipe :)

  6. AHMED WASEEM June 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

    THNK U 4 D RECIPE , AND I LIFE RAFELLO VERY MUCH ;)

  7. AHMED WASEEM June 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

    THNK U 4 D RECIPE , AND I LIKE RAFELLO VERY MUCH ;)
    I VL DEFINATELY TRY THIS AT HOME

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