I’ve always loved Raffaello Bites since I was a little girl, the store bought, of course, but also, the homemade ones. They were equally delicious for me.
When I think about my childhood, I mostly think about the food my mom would make and desserts. I liked licking the bowl when she would make something sweet for us. I know that this will sound crazy, but I liked even better the raw batter than the actual dessert. :)) This is really strange, no?
- 250 g of shredded coconut
- 300 ml of condensed milk
- raisins, almonds, peanuts for the center of the balls, or you can leave them plain
- shredded coconut for coating, or almond meal, what I used
Making these Raffaello Bites is extremely easy to make and so relaxing and satisfying, at least for me. Prepare the ingredients to have them ready in bowls. This way you will make them in no time.
In a big bowl add the shredded coconut and half of the condensed milk. Mix with a wooden spoon and add milk little at a time, until you have a dough-like consistency. You will need more or less condensed milk so feel free to use how much you need.
When your “dough” is ready, take small scoops, add the desired nut or dried fruits inside and form with your hands a ball. If you don’t want any fruit inside or nut, you can leave them out. These bites will be just as good and delicious.
I usually make Raffaello Bites with almonds, but today I wanted to change things up a little bit and I used some Amaretto-Soaked Raisins. It was an excellent choice, the raisins gave to this dessert such a delicious taste, I encourage you to try this, at least once. You can use these raisins in many other dessert recipes, they will give a kick to any dessert.
When you finish forming balls, coat them in extra shredded coconut or almond meal, it’s your choice. Today I used almond meal, but coconut is just as good.
Arrange the Raffaello Bites to a platter and serve them as a fancy dessert at a dinner party, but extremely easy to make. 🙂 Your guests will surely love these delicious treats.