This sweet is a must have at all children parties in Brazil. Every time I cook them, it takes me right back to childhood, growing up in the Brazilian countryside and in special: going to friends parties.
I only started to cook them myself while living away from home. And now is not only for parties that I make them, it's to share with friends at any time and also to bring some lovely memories back when you are so far away from your loved ones. This recipe is dedicated to my international friends Cristina, Manuela, Kelly and Nadia. The sisters that I chose!!
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 100g unsweetened grated coconut
- grated coconut for decorating
- whole cloves for decorating
On medium heat, combine Condensed milk and butter in a deep bottom pan.
Stir until the mixture starts reducing and leaves the sides of the pan while stirring.
Take off the heat and add the coconut and stir until well combined.
Transfer to a bowl, let it cool. Keep it in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Then take out and the mixture should have hardened. Now using a spoon form even size balls, and coat each ball with unsweetened coconut.
As a serving suggestion , you may insert a clove on the top of each ball ...just remember to take out the clove before eating the sweet.
Cool it in the refrigerator for few more hours for the coating to harden a bit. Beijinhos taste better the next day when a slight flavour of the cloves penetrate the sweets.