Today’s post features Kate from Diethood. She’s a mom, a wife, and a foodie that claims to be “forever on a diet”. Her recipes would tell you otherwise, though because you’ll find nothing but decadence there. She’s as beautiful as she is talented, she loves food as much as I do….and she grills!!!
She was born in Macedonia but was pretty much raised in the States. Her blog offers SO much – authentic Macedonian cuisine, American dishes, and plenty of sweets.
Speaking of sweets……I’m handing it over to Kate.
Raffaello Coconut Candy Balls
Greetings to all the readers of Shea’s wonderful blog, Dixie Chik Cooks!
I was extremely flattered when I received the invite from Shea to do a guest post on her Blog. She is one of the very first bloggers that left a comment on my blog, and that will forever stick with me. I am sure you all remember how it was when you first received a comment from someone that wasn’t your mom or your sister.
Thank you, Shea, for breaking the ice, sort of speak, and for your continued support! I truly appreciate it! xoxo
Now I would like for all of you to scroll down and try to find something on Shea’s blog that is made with sugar. Any luck?
Shea, I’m guessing that you don’t like sweets. Right!?
I hope to change your mind with these treats! 🙂
To change things up, and add a bit of sugar to all this spice, I’m going to share a recipe with you that is not a copy-cat, but the taste of these gems is almost the same as those Ferrero Raffaello Coconut candy balls that you see at the stores.
These candies are sweet, soft, even a bit crunchy, and packed with flavor. And, you don’t have to bake them!
Raffaello Coconut Candy Balls
(makes 24 balls)
You will need:
1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
2/3 cups unsweetened finely shredded coconut flakes
3/4 cups chopped hazelnuts or almonds (I prefer the hazelnuts)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
finely shredded coconut flakes to cover the cookie ball
In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine the graham cracker crumbs, coconut flakes, hazelnuts and powdered sugar.
Stir the milk and melted butter into the dry mixture, and mix until everything is well combined.
Cover and chill for one hour.
Shape small bits of the dough into balls and roll them in the coconut flakes.
Put the cookie balls in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
You can also store these for a few days in the refrigerator in tightly covered containers.
Na Zdravje! (To Your Health!)
DinaJune 3, 2011 at 8:10 PM
i’d like to try them!
Mina @ Angellove's CookingJune 1, 2011 at 10:03 AM
Great post, Shea and Kate!! Congtatulations to both of you and thanks for sharing this lovely recipe with us! 🙂
Coco200066May 31, 2011 at 10:02 PM
Wow…these look awesome….can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.
Jill ColonnaMay 30, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Kate, what a fabulous guest post. These raffaellos look superb. I dig the glove, too 😉
Shea – bravo on a superb guest. I love Kate’s recipes and together on your blog, you make a great team!
Nami @ Just One CookbookMay 30, 2011 at 3:57 AM
Hi Shea! I came from Kate’s website, you two did a wonderful guest post! I would love to try these coconut candy balls! You have a beautiful blog and I’m happy that I found your site. You have so many recipes here! I’ll take some time to look around now. You also have a beautiful family. 🙂 Nice to meet you!
marlaMay 29, 2011 at 10:48 PM
These coconut candy balls look awesome – such a fun guest post!
Kristi RimkusMay 29, 2011 at 2:40 PM
I adore anything with coconut, and these look delicious!
[email protected]May 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM
Thanks everyone for chiming in! You are the bestestest! 🙂 xoxo
Felice - All That's Left Are The CrumbsMay 28, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Great guest post! I am a big Ferrero fan so these look amazing to me. I think I would go with the hazelnuts too.
Lora @cakeduchessMay 28, 2011 at 9:43 PM
Just delicous! I love coconut and will make these fun cookies with the kids, wonderful guest post:)
ClaudiaMay 28, 2011 at 8:34 PM
Grand guest post – I zero in on anything with hazelnuts – they seem to have a bit of crunch and a bit of smooth – perfect!
LizMay 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM
WOW! I think I’m in coconut heaven. Shea and Kate, thanks so much for sharing these decadent treats…I’m afraid to make them as I could eat a whole batch in one sitting. YUM!
LizMay 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM
Shea and Kate, thanks for sharing these beauties! So decadent and lovely. I need an excuse to make these as I’m the only coconut/nut eater in the house…and I really shouldn’t eat the whole batch myself, no matter how tempting 🙂
[email protected]'s KitchenMay 28, 2011 at 6:20 PM
Kate, these Rafaello balls look incredible! They don’t sell the original ones here where I live, but now I know how I can get my sweet fix…. Gorgeous recipe from an even more gorgeous lady!
Sandra's Easy CookingMay 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM
What a lovely guest post..I absolutely love Raffaello, one of my favorite sweet treat when I was growing up! Great recipe Kate and thank you Shea for sharing it with us!!!!
Junia @ Mis PensamientosMay 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM
the hazelnuts + coco flakes + graham crackers must taste wonderful! love the dessert Kate! 🙂
The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a TimeMay 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM
Can anything be better than a cookie that you don’t have to bake? They’re gorgeous. Thanks for having Kate share the recipe and be your guest poster!
DebbieMay 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM
These sound like a perfectly light and delicious candy for the summer, nice guest post Kate!
Parsley SageMay 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM
Delish! These look absolutely amazing. Great to see your guest post Kate! And big thanks to Shea for spreading the blogger love 🙂
LaurenMay 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM
*Drool* Oh my goodness. These sound to die for. And fantastic for summer, since you don’t have to heat up the oven. LOVE LOVE LOVE these.
Fantastic guest too 🙂
Katrina @ In Katrina's KitchenMay 26, 2011 at 2:41 PM
Oh how I love Kate! She really knows how to make a person drool! Great guest post! And Girl you are rockin the pics again!! 🙂
Dixie ChikMay 26, 2011 at 2:48 PM
I do too – and she is awesome with a camera, isn’t she!! Thanks for stopping by!
[email protected]May 26, 2011 at 2:33 PM
These are ammmmmazing! I am so happy that I got to share them with you and your readers. Thank you for having me, Shea… I truly appreciate it!!! xoxoxo