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Today I am showing you how I made those delicious coconut candies (known in Brazil as Bala Baiana or Bala de Vidro). The other day I made them for the first time and posted it on Tiktok and everyone went crazy about it (how could you not?! they are – indeed – amazing!) so I thought I would make them again and show you the whole process of how I made them!
Disclaimer: this recipe is obviously not mine – it has been around for a long time and has a different name in different countries. I am just sharing how I made them, and how it worked for me!
The video shows the whole process but below you can skip to whichever part you would like to watch. Enjoy!
0:00 – Introduction & chitchat.
0:19 – Making Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Condensed Milk Mixture)
2:40 – Making Sugar Coating Mixture (Caramel)
4:49 – Making the Coconut Balls
6:09 – How to know when the Sugar Coating (Caramel) is ready
6:23 – Sugar Coating the Coconut Balls
6:37 – Final Results
If you need the ingredients and measurements, here you go:
1 CAN OF CONDENSED MILK – 14oz
1 TBSP OF UNSALTED BUTTER
3-4oz OF UNSWEETENED COCONUT FLAKES (this will be to your liking, can add more or less, or even skip it)
1 CUP OF SUGAR
1/2 CUP OF WATER
1 TBSP OF WHITE VINEGAR
COCONUT KISSES (Beijinho de Côco):
In a pan, mix 1 can of condensed milk (14oz),
1 tbsp of unsalted butter and about 3-4oz of unsweetened coconut flakes. Cook it on medium heat, stirring it constantly until the mixture reduces and is not sticking to the pan. Put the mixture on a greased plate and let it cool. With greased hands, make it into balls (about 1tbsp of mixture for each ball).
In a pan, mix 1 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of water and 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Stir well, then cook on high heat (without stirring) until it turns into an amber/honey color (this should take about 12-15minutes). Watch it at all times. As soon as it turns amber color, turn the off and dip each ball into the caramel. Place them on a plate and let them cool. Work fast so that you are done before the caramel hardens or burns. The caramel is super hot, so be careful!
Store it in airtight container.
No refrigerator (it makes the sugar sticky).
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