Beijinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [bej'ʒĩɲu]; "little kiss" in Portuguese), also known as branquinho ("little white one"), is a typical Brazilian birthday party candy[1] prepared with condensed milk, grated desiccated coconut, rolled over caster sugar or grated coconut and frequently topped with a clove.

Alternative namesBranquinho (in Rio Grande do Sul)
Place of originBrazil
Main ingredientsGrated coconut, condensed milk

Beijinho is the coconut version of the Brazilian brigadeiro. When rolled, it can be covered with granulated sugar or grated coconut. Traditionally a single clove is stuck in the top of the candy.

It is believed[2] that Beijinho was originally called "Nun's kiss" and formerly made with almonds, water and sugar.

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  1. ^ Tatum, C.M. (2013). Encyclopedia of Latino Culture: From Calaveras to Quinceaneras. Cultures of the American Mosaic. ABC-CLIO. p. 429. ISBN 978-1-4408-0099-3. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Você conhece a História do Beijinho?" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2012-11-26.