May 16, 2014

Lime Coconut Balls




These lime coconut balls are the perfect finger food for a party.  They are tiny (about 1 teaspoon each) and packed with lime, coconut flavor.

Use fresh key limes if they are available.












Lime Coconut Balls

2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
6 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon lime zest *
4 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice *
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut, divided
1- 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Combine graham cracker crumbs, milk, zest, juice and vanilla in a bowl.  Add 2/3 cup coconut and beat with a mixer for about 1 minute.

Add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating until well combined.  Cover and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Shape crumb mixture into 24 tiny balls (about 1 teaspoon each)  Roll balls in remaining 1/3 cup coconut.

Refrigerate balls in an airtight container.  Good for one day.

*Use Key limes if they are available.


Altered recipe from Dulce