Coconut chocolate bombs

For some reason I had loads of Coconut at home and though I don’t use it much, even though I am Mangalorean, I still can’t figure out why I had so many.

I needed coconut for a vegetable preparation and when I broke open one realised it was dried from inside. It hadn’t gone bad but had become kopra/ dried coconut.

I asked my friends and they suggested from using it for gravies or to make burfi. Most recipes online asked me to use fresh or dessicated coconut and I wasn’t sure if copra qualified. I still went ahead and made this with it. It’s so easy. 3 ingredients and no effort. I love coconut in most forms and this was a hit at out place.


200 gms dried coconut
200 gms condensed milk
50 gms soft butter
cocoa powder for rolling

  1. Peel off the dark cover of the dried coconut and run the white flesh in the mixer till it’s a coarse powder. Don’t add anything to it.
  2. Mix this powdered coconut with condensed milk.
  3. Add the soft butter and mix well. Ensure the butter is at room temperature and soft, do not melt it.
  4. Roll into balls and keep in the fridge for 2-3 hrs.
  5. Shape them well again and roll it in cocoa powder. You can also choose to dunk it in melted chocolate but I like the combination of the sweet condensed milk & coconut with the bitter cocoa. It balances the flavours.
  6. Chill and serve.