Vegan Raffaelo Coconut Balls easy and super yummy
Today is the birthday of one of my dearest friends and to celebrate I whipped up one of her favourite sweets: vegan Raffaelo! (What’s the plural of Raffaelo?!) I was surprised at how easy and delicious they turned out! Admittedly, the recipe doesn’t fall into the “healthy” category this time, but not every recipe has to be. My motto is 80:20 anyway – 80% wholesome, balanced, healthy and 20% not quite so wholesome, balanced and healthy. 🙂
- pot for the waterbath
- 70 g coconut oil
- 130 g coconut butter
- 50 g almond butter
- 80 g white chocolate vegan
- 50 g shredded coconut
- some shredded coconut for rolling
- Bring some water to the boil in your pot for the water bath.
- Now put the coconut oil, coconut butter, almond butter and white chocolate in a bowl and melt in the bain-marie/ water bath.
- Then stir in the shredded coconut and put the whole mixture in the freezer to chill for about 20 minutes until it has firmed up.
- Put a layer of shredded coconut on a flat plate. Now take a portion of the coconut mixture with a teaspoon and roll it quickly between your hands into small balls, which you then quickly roll in the coconut flakes and place on a plate. They taste best when chilled in the fridge! And as always: Enjoy to the fullest!
I forgot HOW delicious coconut balls aka Raffaelo are! Since I’ve been vegan for a couple of years now, I haven’t eaten them for a long time. Besides, I’m not much of a sweets lover and prefer something hearty. But when friends have a birthday and want something, I naturally try to comply.
Theoretically, the little round coconut balls last a long time in the freezer. In practice, however, they are usually eaten faster than you can look… I speak from experience! 🙂
In addition, the mixture makes about 30 balls, if you don’t eat it in the meantime. Here, I also speak from experience! O:)
As a little tip, you should roll the little Raffaelo very quickly in your hands. Otherwise, they will melt away because of the coconut oil. It also helps if you put the coconut mixture in the freezer after melting and stir it after about 10 minutes. So, no hard layer forms and the mixture cools down evenly.
Roll and dance it out!
Strictly speaking, Raffaelos should have a blanched almond in the middle, but I left it out. But if you don’t want to miss it, you can put one almond in the middle of each coconut ball when you portion and roll them.
For now, I’m going to celebrate and dance with my dear friend! Since dancing is sooo important and we realized that only yesterday when we danced together to 80s hits into her birthday. It had so much of the “normality” that we both miss so much. All the nicer that we rediscovered dancing for ourselves yesterday! Guess who’s going to be the first on the next festival and dancefloor! 😉
Long live life, love and friendship!
Stay nuts and healthy!
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