An extremely easy and super quick recipe for keto Raffaello balls. Be careful with this recipe because these Raffaello fat bombs are to die for. Seriously!
One of the biggest advantages of a keto diet (click to master the basics) is that it practically doesn’t limit you in any way. You can have the keto version of almost any meal or dessert you can think of. This is especially true for any sweets, cakes and desserts. The best thing about it is that the keto version is always much more delicious and is healthy.
Today I’m sharing with you the recipe for keto Raffaello balls, one of my favorite keto desserts of all time. If you’ve ever eaten Raffaello balls, the chances are you’re going to love my low carb and sugar free version of Raffaello balls.
These keto coconut balls have ideal protein-to-fat ratio so you can eat them as a snack or even as a well-balanced keto meal (if you add a portion of veggies, of course). Don’t take them to work because your coworkers will eat all of them. 🙂
80 g (2.8 oz) of coconut-flavored protein powder (micellar casein or whey protein isolate). You can use a different flavor (e.g. only vanilla or cream) and your coconut keto balls will still be delicious.
45 g (1.5 oz) of coconut oil (preferably organic, cold-pressed, unrefined and virgin).
20 g (0.7 oz) of hazelnuts. It was quite hard to weigh them because one hazelnut is less than 1 g. I used about 35 hazelnuts.
20 g (0.7 oz) of almonds. With almonds it’s the same story. One weighs less than 1 g. I used about 35 almonds.
400 g (14.1 oz) of light coconut milk. Some brands of coconut milk have as few as 50 kcal per 100 ml. Mine has slightly above 60 kcal. Note that light coconut milks don’t differ much from regular coconut milk in terms of taste but they make a huge difference with calories and amount of fat.
A few teaspoons of a mix of stevia and erythritol.
Pour the whole can (400 ml or 400 g) of light coconut milk into a bowl. PRACTICAL TIP:
It’s best to use a bigger bowl (like the one shown below) because you will be blending all the ingredients and some of the stuff may go out of the bowl.
Add 80 g of protein powder to the milk. PRACTICAL TIP:
Feel free to use a different type of protein powder if you like. Whey protein isolate is also a great option on a keto diet. I used the “dessert” type of protein powder because it gets nice puddling-like consistence after blending.
Blend the milk with the protein powder until it’s smooth and thick (of pudding-like consistence). PRACTICAL TIP:
If it gets too dense, add some water. If it’s too thin, add more protein powder or shredded coconut (look at the step below).
Add shredded coconut to the mix and blend all the ingredients once again.
The “dough” will become very thick once you blend it with shredded coconut. PRACTICAL TIP:
You can also add a few tablespoons of coconut four if you want the dough to be thicker. Coconut flour quickly absorbs water and thickens the dough.
Dissolve butter and coconut oil by heating it up a bit. Be careful not to burn the butter. Burned brownish butter is not healthy.
Pour the butter and coconut oil onto your dough and blend it again. It will become a bit thinner now but later it will help your coconut balls harden and keep them together. PRACTICAL TIP:
Your dough will now be yellower if you use quality butter (organic grass-fed butter does this trick).
Now it’s time to start the fun part: forming balls. It’s totally up to you how big Raffaello balls you want to form. Just remember to place a hazelnut or almond inside of each one.
Place newly-formed balls onto a plate.
If you want to make your keto Raffaello fat bombs them even prettier, sprinkle them with shredded coconut as well.
I formed 68 balls out of the above ingredients. That’s quite a lot, I think. They turned out to be slightly larger than the original Raffaello balls.
Put your balls into the fridge for 1-2 hours. They will taste the best next day once the nut inside gets soaked and becomes soft.
Here is some math for all the sixty eight keto Raffaello balls and detailed calculations per one ball.
The table show the exact macros for the all of the balls and per one ball.
Total Calories/Per Ball: 2535 kcal/37 kcal Total Protein/Per Ball: 88.7 g/ 1.3 g Fat/Per Ball: 223.4 g/3.2 g Net Carbs/Per Ball: 34.5 g/0.5 g
Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
150gof coconut flakes
80gof protein powder(use either micellar casein or whey protein isolate)
45gof coconut oil(extra virgin, unrefined)
35gof butter(grass-fed, non-GMO)
20 gof hazelnuts(about 35 hazelnuts)
20gof almonds(about 35 almonds)
400 mlof coconut milk light
Pour one whole can of coconut milk into a larger bowl.
Measure and add 80 g of the protein powder of your choice.
Blend the milk with the protein powder until it becomes smooth (and not too thin as well).
Add coconut flakes and blend it once again. If it's too thin, add more coconut flakes.
Put coconut oil and butter into a pot and dissolve them.
Pour the dissolved butter and coconut oil into the bowl and blend it yet again.
You can now start forming balls. Remember to put a hazelnut or almond inside each coconut ball.
Place ready Raffaello balls onto a separate plate.
Sprinkle the ready Raffaello balls with some coconut flakes to make them look even prettier.
Put the ready balls into the fridge and wait for about 1-2 hours before consuming them. Ideally, let them stay in the fridge for the whole night.
Feel free to change some ingredients, add different ones (e.g. coconut flower or some aromas) or change amounts. However, remember that it's easy to go overboard with calories and fat when preparing such delicious keto desserts. That's why if you are on a caloric deficit, I suggest sticking only to the suggested amounts.
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Absolutely love these Raffaello coconut balls! ? for me that’s the best snack on earth
Hi Sarah 🙂 A completely agree. It’s also one of my favorite snacks and desserts of all time 🙂
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