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Recipe: Brazilian Candy Balls

Add something new to your Christmas candy this year, with Brazilian Candy Balls! This delicious recipe was shared with us by former fieldworker Naomi, and can also be found in RMM’s cookbook, The World at Your Table. To find out more about The World at Your Table, or to purchase a copy, visit cookbook.rmmweb.org.

Brazilian Candy Balls

3 cups peanuts, crushed
2 cups crushed vanilla biscotti or vanilla wafers
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon cocoa

Shredded coconut, crushed nuts, or powdered sugar – for rolling
1 cup peanut halves


Mix together the crushed peanuts, biscotti crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, and cocoa, blending well. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, put butter or water on your hands, and roll the dough into one-inch balls. Roll the balls in coconut, crushed nuts, or powdered sugar.

Makes about 50 one-inch balls.