Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Little Kiss…Beijinos de Coco (Aka: The best Brazilian dessert)

Hello! I am BACK! We have moved, we are settled and we are making GOOD food in our new kitchen! I have so much counter and cabinet space I am so happy. I also have a dishwasher. This helps decrease the dread I feel when I am making something that uses like 3 pans and 6 bowls. I know that I don’t have to hand wash all those dishes!

On to the little kiss.  I love when Mark gives me a kiss…haha but that has nothing to do with this recipe. I really just love when he introduces me to delicious Brazilian food. We were at a ward BBQ and he started talking with another girl from Brazil about these Beijinos. They were ranting and raving about how delicious they were and I decided we just had to try them! (P.S. this is a whole different post but my baby boy and I are OFF OF OUR CRAZY DIET! Yay! More to come on that later but it means I could eat these)


These are made with sweetened condensed milk, butter, and coconut. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I love sweetened condensed milk. I like to just eat it straight from the can. Mark and I were actually fighting over who got to have the last bits of milk left over in the can. Yum.

Here is what you need:

1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup dried coconut (sweetened or unsweetened either one works)
1 Tablespoon Butter

(extra coconut, sugar, and cocoa powder later for dipping)

First mix the sweetened condensed milk, butter, and 1/2 cup coconut in a skillet pan.


For about 15 minutes stir this over medium heat. 

It will start to thicken to more of a paste.


Take it off the heat and spread it onto a greased pan or plate.
Once it has cooled for about 15 minutes grease your hands (I used cooking spray) and roll into about 1 inch balls.

Then dip your balls into either sugar, more coconut or cocoa powder! They are so yummy! The ball is so sweet that the cocoa powder is such a nice contrast. It doesn’t taste bitter just deliciously chocolaty. The sugar is awesome and the extra coconut is great if you like coconut!


Now you are ready to take a bite of your “little kiss”. Beware you might eat all of them in one sitting!

Tips from Kj:

Marks friend told me how she made hers and then we looked up tons and tons of recipes. They are all the same except for 1 difference:

Some people don’t add the coconut while you are mixing the milk and butter together. Some people (like us) do. It will work either way it just depends on how much you like coconut! If you don’t like it at all you can still make these and roll them in sugar, cocoa powder or even experiment with other things like chocolate chips etc! The sky is the limit with these little kisses!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blog Issues....and a party with cookie dough cupcakes!

So I do plan on blogging again. PROMISE. Most likely at the end of this month once we are all moved and settled and aren't re-eating everything that is super easy and fast to make.

I guess when you neglect your blog for a while it decides to let you know how it feels about that. All of my pictures are disappearing. There are "!" everywhere and I can't figure out what is going on. Most of the recipes with "!" are old and I don't have those pictures anymore. So I guess I know what recipes I am going to be making soon all of the ones with missing pictures.

My blog is rebelling against me. It is making me sad. Oh well. Gotta dust off my pants and just make it better right? I already have a lot to do to make some improvements so I can just add these ! pictures to my list :)

In the meantime check out the pictures of my baby boys party and the cake he smashed. And some pictures of him smashing it. I thought it was pretty cute. There is also a "recipe" at the bottom. Enjoy.

Gotta chug a lug some milk!  

This is when he really started going for it! 

Soccer Birthday Cake (Dairy, Egg, and Soy free!) 

My attempt at cool decorations! haha This was definitely NOT a Pinterest party that is for sure. Simple and easy going. We just had a lot of fun letting baby boy do everything he normally does every day. He was happy, we were happy and it was awesome! 

We did have these yummy cookie dough cupcakes that I saw re-pinned a million times. I didn't really follow any recipe though but they are super easy to make...Just make cupcake batter. And make cookie dough without the eggs and freeze it. Put cupcake batter in your pan and drop a ball of frozen cookie dough into the middle.

 Bake according to cupcake directions. When you bake it the cookie dough will de-thaw but not cook so you have cookie dough in the middle of your cupcake. YUM!

Tips from Kj:

Don't neglect your blog.

Don't eat all the leftover cupcakes the day after the party...on your own...unless you plan to go running ever day. (Oh wait I did plan to go running every day...oops! haha add that to the list of things being neglected)

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