Coconut Balls.

Another Hungarian classic. 🙂 Coconut balls they are called, but the coconut you will only find on the outside. Funny name. This no-bake dessert was always one of utmost favourites. It’s so easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser. We used this internet recipe as a base but we didn’t follow the actual portions of ingredients, but measured them by eye mostly. We also added some cherries to spice things up a bit.

It’s one of those recipes that are difficult to actually write down as it’s so easy to make this dessert that nobody ever bothers with it. :p


Ingredients / 12 portions

  •  500 g granulated biscuits (like Petit Beurre)
  • 100 g cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 20 ml rum
  • 400g apricot jam (or less, as much as the biscuits absorb)
  • 100 g shredded coconut
  • a small jar pitted cherries


  1. Granulate the biscuits and mix in the cocoa and the sugar.
  2. Add the rum and as much apricot jam as it absorbs to make a soft “batter”.
  3. With slightly wet hands make tiny balls approx. 3-4 cm diameter large, place a cherry in the middle, make sure it’s well covered with the cocoa mixture and cover it with the shredded coconut.  It’s even better if you can cool it down a little in the fridge before consuming.



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