White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat)

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Simple and delicious bites of white chocolate and coconut taste just like the Raffaello Candies, and are a breeze to make. They’re perfect as a little treat to enjoy yourself or to give away as party favors, or even holiday gifts.

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All you have to do to make them is melt the chocolate and butter, combine it with the shredded coconut, roll small amounts into balls and dip in coconut for that authentic look of the Raffaello candy.

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat) - 4 ingredient cousin of the famous candy these are easy and quick to make, oh and very delicious! | @Letthebakingbgn

At home, it is impossible to replicate the wafer shell of the Raffaello candy, so instead, the proportions of chocolate to coconut create crunch-like texture by not making the white chocolate too soft. It is hard to explain what the texture is like, but I’m telling you, they come out so good! My sister, who lives a floor up from me and who always gets to taste test my stuff, said they’re better than the original and recommended I bring these to our Thanksgiving dinner next week. Who knows, I just might.

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat) - 4 ingredient cousin of the famous candy these are easy and quick to make, oh and very delicious! | @Letthebakingbgn

 

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat) - 4 ingredient cousin of the famous candy these are easy and quick to make, oh and very delicious! | @Letthebakingbgn

I have bought a jar of coconut oil that I had no idea what to use for and these Raffaello Copycat candies are a perfect use for it. The coconut doesn’t just thin out the chocolate, but it also gives the extra coconut flavor and since the coconut oil stays solid at room temperature, the candies don’t melt and create a mess like some other recipes I have seen. If you don’t have coconut oil, it’s fine to use butter, but then you might just have to store them in the fridge.

Do you make traditional pies and pumpkin desserts for Thanksgiving or do you not stick to the tradition? What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dessert? Let me know below! 

 

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat)

Yield: about 40-50  pcs

Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/2 cups desiccated unsweetened coconut
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 4 Tbsp melted unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • 40-50 Almonds, toasted (in a 350F oven, for 10 minutes)

To coat White Chocolate Coconut Candy: 

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat) - 4 ingredient cousin of the famous candy these are easy and quick to make, oh and very delicious! | @LetthebakingbgnHow to make White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat):

Add the melted butter or coconut oil to the chocolate chips and microwave for about a little more than a minute in the following pattern: 20 seconds+20 seconds+10 seconds+10 seconds+10 seconds, stirring well after each one. As soon as the chocolate is mostly melted stop heating and stir until the chocolate is smooth throughout.

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Add the melted chocolate to the coconut.

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Stir coconut with the melted chocolate. If the mixture clumps up, heat in the microwave for 10 seconds until the mixture is easy to stir. Using a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop take a little bit of the coconut mixture, add an almond to the middle of it. Try to make the candies very small, the ingredients are rich and you want them to be one small bite.

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Using hands (you can wear disposable gloves to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands) form a ball, then roll between the palms of your hands until it’s smooth. Now quickly while it’s still somewhat soft roll in the coconut. If the chocolate hardens the coconut will not stick to the outside. If the coconut mixture becomes too hard to roll, just microwave the mixture for 5-7 seconds, stir and get back to rolling.

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat) - 4 ingredient cousin of the famous candy these are easy and quick to make, oh and very delicious! | @LetthebakingbgnThe candies are ready to be eaten at this point. 

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat) - 4 ingredient cousin of the famous candy these are easy and quick to make, oh and very delicious! | @Letthebakingbgn

If you want the candy to have a white chocolate shell similar to the Raffaello candies, you can dip each candy in melted chocolate.

Prepare the white chocolate covering: 
In the microwave, melt the chocolate and coconut oil by heating in 10-15 minute intervals until the mixture is smooth and thin.

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Now throw a couple rolled candies into the white chocolate, coat each one in chocolate, allow excess to drip off and place on a parchment lined tray.

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Now give each candy another coat of the white chocolate by dipping it into the chocolate again, but now as soon as you remove it from the white chocolate drop it into the shredded coconut and roll around until it is covered.

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If you want, you can drizzle the remaining chocolate on top of the candies. Not necessary, but you can if you want.

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Transfer to a tray. The candies are ready to be served.
To store: store at room temperature in a covered container for up to 3-4 days.

Note: if the melted chocolate hardens as you try to dip the candies, just reheat in the microwave for 5-7 seconds and stir until the chocolate is runny again.

Working with chocolate is always a mess. A delicious mess 😉

White Chocolate Coconut Candy (Raffaello Copycat)

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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 40-50 pcs

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups desiccated unsweetened coconut
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (Ghirardelli)
  • 4 Tbsp melted unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • 40-50 Almonds, toasted (in a 350F oven, for 10 minutes)

To coat White Chocolate Coconut Candy:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (Ghirardelli)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Add the melted butter or coconut oil to the chocolate chips and microwave for about a little more than a minute in the following pattern: 20 seconds+20 seconds+10 seconds+10 seconds+10 seconds, stirring after each one. As soon as the chocolate is mostly melted stop heating and stir until the chocolate is smooth.
  2. Add the melted chocolate to the coconut.
  3. Stir coconut with the melted chocolate. If the mixture clumps up, heat in the microwave for 10 seconds until the mixture is easy to stir. Using a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop take a little bit of the coconut mixture, add an almond to the middle of it. Try to make the candies very small, the ingredients are rich and you want them to be one small bite.
  4. Using hands (you can wear disposable gloves to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands) form a ball, then roll between the palms of your hands until it's smooth. Now quickly while it's still somewhat soft roll in the coconut. If the chocolate hardens the coconut will not stick to the outside. If the coconut mixture becomes too hard to roll, just microwave the mixture for 5-7 seconds, stir and get back to rolling.

The candies are ready to be eaten at this point.

  1. If you want the candy to have a white chocolate shell similar to the Raffaello candies, you can dip each candy in melted chocolate.

Prepare the white chocolate covering:

  1. In the microwave, melt the chocolate and coconut oil by heating in 10-15 minute intervals until the mixture is smooth and thin.
  2. Now throw a couple rolled candies into the white chocolate, coat each one in chocolate, allow excess to drip off an
  3. Now give each candy another coat of the white chocolate by dipping it into the chocolate again, but now as soon as you remove it from the white chocolate drop it into the shredded coconut and roll around until it is covered.d place on a parchment lined tray.
  4. If you want, you can drizzle the remaining chocolate on top of the candies. Not necessary, but you can if you want.
  5. Transfer to a tray. The candies are ready to be served.

Note:

  1. If the melted chocolate hardens as you try to dip the candies, just reheat in the microwave for 5-7 and stir until the chocolate is runny again.

Notes

To store:
Keep at room temperature in a closed container up to 4 days or in the fridge up to 2 weeks.

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  • vikalinkafood

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Raffaellos have been my favourite sweets since I was a little girl! I am impatiently waiting for the week before Christmas to start making all kinds of treats with my kids and putting these on my list. Pinned.

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  • diana

    Quick question, do you add the melted mixture to all of the shredded coconut or do you keep half a cup on the side to roll the chocolate balls in?

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    • You add the melted chocolate to the 2.5 cups shredded coconut and mix it, then you form them into balls. Then you need more shredded coconut to roll the truffles in.

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  • daricelynn

    I’ve never had a Raffaello but I’m wondering if dark chocolate would work in this recipe with a white chocolate drizzle on top? This reminds me of Almond Joy candy bites. Thanks for sharing this recipe; it looks delicious and the perfect small bite.

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  • Sam

    Something about this recipe did not work out; the shredded coconut was too big to stick together ( maybe use desiccated coconut or put it in the blender first), and the oil added to the chocolate just made for a big oily liquid that would not solidify (maybe don’t use any oil?).
    It was a total disaster and a waste of ingredients, I am very very sad but appreciate the effort of the recipe.

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    • Desiccated coconut is precisely what you would need for this recipe. As far as the oil, it will only work with coconut oil as it is solid at room temperature. Is that what you used and it still had a hard time solidifying?

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  • These do look wonderful, but it would be great if you could tell us how to make the white chocolate from scratch. 🙂

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    • Haha, I might be good with making dessert, but sorcery is not my specialty. Not yet, anyway lol. White chocolate is not something that you can make at home as it requires special machinery and precise temperature control. But I bet you can find it at any grocery store 🙂

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  • Brittany Wells

    Good morning i was wondering if i cant find desiccate coconut can i used dried coconut instead

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  • Brittany Wells

    Where can i find desiccate coconut ?

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    • The kind I used in the recipe is sold by Bob’s Red Mill. It used to say Dessicate Unsweetened Coconut on the pack, but now they sell it labeled as “shredded unsweetened coconut”. I included the link to the item on Amazon, you can either get it there, or just look for it at your local grocery store.

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  • Gwen Baggett

    Raffaello candies are made with HAZELNUTS!!!

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    • Hi Gwen,
      I think you’re confusing Rafaello with Ferrero Rocher. Rafaello is made with Almonds, but Ferrero Rocher is made with hazelnuts.

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  • Aria

    Hello. Thanks for sharing your recipe. It looks very yummy and I am planning to try it out soon. Do you know if I can use coconut milk instead of coconut oil for the truffle/candies? I don’t know if it will change the texture or consistency of the candy and I was hoping if you had tried it before. Thanks a bunch!

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    • Hi Aria! Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately here coconut oil is needed and coconut milk will not do 🙁

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  • Irene

    I made these today, unfortunately the coconut and chocolate mix was very wet and wouldn’t stick together when I was trying to roll them into shape, so they ended up being quite large and very messy..

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