Coconut kisses: delicious recipe from Venezuela

The coconut It is a delicious and extremely versatile fruit, ideal either to consume only for its incredible benefits and nutritional and preventive properties, or as an ingredient in the preparation of delicious and wonderful dessert recipes. It is more, it becomes a main element in the preparation even of many beauty recipes, thanks to its nourishing and firming qualities, becoming in fact a natural option simply excellent when it comes to making masks for the skin.

With it we can make delicious coconut milk, a completely natural drink that is obtained from the crushing of mature coconut meat, which precisely in its interior accumulates a wonderful oily and very aromatic pulp that can also be eaten whole. Or we can also mention the coconut water, that we can find inside and that is characterized by being that liquid almost transparent, delicious and sweet that we find in the interior hollow of the coconut.

When it comes to the use of coconut in confectionery and in the preparation of exquisite desserts, if you are passionate about its texture, aroma and taste it is quite likely that you have already tasted a sweet that also stands out as being typical of Venezuela: we are talking to you of those known as coconut kisses (or coconut kisses), a sweet of long tradition in this country and which in fact becomes a delicious tropical, which can be tasted in snacks or snacks either accompanied by a cup of coffee with milk or tea.

How to make coconut kisses

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 large coconut
  • 8 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • A hint of vanilla essence
  • The zest of a lemon

Elaboration of the coconut kisses:

Be careful not to cut yourself open the coconut in half. Wash it well and pass it through the grater until you get at least 3 coconut cups. Now put the butter at room temperature, enough until it is at room temperature.

Then in a bowl or bowl mix all the ingredients: grated coconut, butter, flour, egg, brown sugar, lemon zest and vanilla essence.

Now preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease the baking tray with a little butter.

Carefully form small balls about the size of a golf ball (or the size of a walnut).

Now place the coconut balls on the greased tray. Place in the oven and bake at 180ºC for 30 minutes, until golden brown.

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How to make Venezuelan Coconut Kisses ♥ Chokolat Pimienta (May 2019)