Easy Homemade Raffaello Recipe (3 Ingredients!)

Easy Homemade Raffaello

Lean how to make this delicious and easy homemade Raffaello recipe with condensed milk at home. If you freeze them, you get Raffaello ice cream bites that are just hard to stop eating until there are no more left!

How Is Raffaello Made?

The Raffaello candy you buy in a store is made with a milk cream, blanched almond, round wafer that contains the cream, and a layer of coconut flakes on the outside. It is indeed a delicious snack and is one of a kind.

However, if you can’t buy Raffaello in your local store or just can’t justify spending so much money on sugar, then this recipe is what you need to create your own easy homemade Raffaello and enjoy it anytime you want!

Easy Homemade Raffaello ingredients

Easy Homemade Raffaello Ingredients

350 grams condensed milk (make this easy homemade condensed milk recipe!)

170 grams shredded coconut (may vary depending on the thickness of your condensed milk)

100 grams shredded coconut for rolling the candy in at the end (I like to get finer flakes for the inside of the Raffaello and bigger ones for rolling, but it is up to you which ones you decide to use!)

about 20 roasted almonds

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Step by Step Recipe

STEP 1 – roast your almonds

If you bought already roasted almonds, then just skip this step! However, if your almonds are raw, it is best to roast them so that they don’t get wet quickly inside the candy. Another benefit of roasting your almonds is the easy bite and a delicious crunch you get out of them!

To roast your almonds just place them onto a sheet pan and into a preheated oven at 350F/170C for 10-15 minutes. Stir them occasionally to prevent burning.

STEP 2 – mix the ingredients

Mix your coconut flakes (saving a part for rolling you candy in) with condensed milk (you can make your own condensed milk at home!).

Sometimes, depending on the thickness of your condensed milk, you will need to add more coconut flakes. Since I make my condensed milk at home, I cannot always get the same consistency, so I have to adjust the amount of the coconut flakes as well.

Mixing Ingredients for Homemade Raffaello

STEP 3 – roll the coconut balls

Try forming a Raffaello coconut ball from your mixture. If it holds the shape, then you are good to go!

TIP: press your ball with your fingers first, then roll. This will allow for the ball to hold together better!

Place one almond into your coconut ball and roll the ball in coconut flakes. This will add extra coconut flavor and prevent your candy from sticking to the surface (or other candies on the plate).

Easy Homemade Raffaello Recipe

STEP 4 – storing

Place your homemade Raffaello into the fridge for 15 minutes before serving, or even keep them in the freezer to get Raffaello Ice Cream Bites. I prefer keeping mine in the freezer as it takes these homemade Raffaello candies to the next level!

Easy Homemade Raffaello

Easy Homemade Raffaello: Tips and Tricks

– Get finer flakes for forming the inside of the Raffaello and more coarse ones for rolling at the end as it will allow for smoother texture of the candy and more coconut flavor on the outside.

– Press each ball with your fingers first, then roll. This will ensure your candy doesn’t fall apart!

– Coat your hands in coconut flakes to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands too much!

– Get paper candy wraps to create a Raffaello gift box for your loved ones!

– If you are making your own condensed milk, you will need to adjust the amount of coconut flakes you are using as it is hard to get the same consistency of the milk every single time you make it!

– Have leftover condensed milk? Try this 2 ingredient ice cream recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream maker and takes about 15 minutes to make!

Easy homemade Raffaello

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Add Butter to My Homemade Raffaello Balls?

I find that these coconut balls taste best without butter, and they are definitely healthier with less fat. If you decide to add butter, you will be creating extra grease in the Raffaello which will affect the flavor as well. You can try it, however, and let me know how it turned out for you in the comments below!

What Kind of Coconut Flakes Can I Use?

There are super fine flakes, middle sized flakes, and super large ones. The first two types is what you need. The super fine coconut flakes are perfect for forming the coconut balls, while the middle size is great for rolling the candy in. The super large ones are not good for this recipe!

Is Homemade Raffaello Healthy?

Homemade Raffaello definitely has less additives which is a benefit to your health, however, you are adding a bunch of sugar to the mix. So, I would say it is good in moderation! Check out coconut’s health benefits here.

How Do You Store Homemade Raffaello?

Storing them in the fridge in an airtight container will ensure they last longer (about a week) in their best shape. Freezing them lets you enjoy your dessert for longer and also adds an extra ice cream feel!

What’s Next?

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Easy homemade Raffaello

Easy Homemade Raffaello Recipe (3 Ingredients!)

Learn how to make this delicious coconut dessert in 15 minutes!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Servings 8 people
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 medium size mixing bowl
  • 1 tool for mixing
  • measuring cups or a kitchen scale

Ingredients
  

  • 350 grams condensed milk
  • 170 grams shredded coconut
  • 100 grams extra shredded coconut for rolling the coconut balls in
  • 20 pcs roasted almonds

Instructions
 

  • If you bought already roasted almonds, then just skip this step! However, if your almonds are raw, it is best to roast them so that they don’t get wet quickly inside the candy. Another benefit of roasting your almonds is the easy bite and a delicious crunch you get out of them!
  • To roast your almonds just place them onto a sheet pan and into a preheated oven at 350F/170C for 10-15 minutes. Stir them occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Mix your coconut flakes (saving a part for rolling you candy in) with condensed milk (you can make your own condensed milk at home!).
  • Sometimes, depending on the thickness of your condensed milk, you will need to add more coconut flakes. Since I make my condensed milk at home, I cannot always get the same consistency, so I have to adjust the amount of the coconut flakes as well.
    Mixing Ingredients for Homemade Raffaello
  • Try forming a Raffaello coconut ball from your mixture. If it holds the shape, then you are good to go!
  • Place one almond into your coconut ball and roll the ball in coconut flakes. This will add extra coconut flavor and prevent your candy from sticking to the surface (or other candies on the plate).
    Easy Homemade Raffaello Recipe
  • Place your homemade Raffaello into the fridge for 15 minutes before serving, or even keep them in the freezer to get Raffaello Ice Cream Bites. I prefer keeping mine in the freezer as it takes these homemade Raffaello candies to the next level!

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2 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Raffaello Recipe (3 Ingredients!)”

  1. I’m going to make this with the kids in Tornanádaska next Saturday using coconut milk instead of condensed milk. 🙂

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