Yield
12 servings (serving size: 2 balls)

Use regular limes if the Key limes are not available. Unsweetened coconut is often labeled "desiccated" or "pulverized," and is often sold in health-food stores.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, rind, juice, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add 2/3 cup coconut, and beat with a mixer at medium speed for 1 minute or until no longer grainy. Add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating until well combined. Cover and chill 20 minutes.

Step 2

Shape crumb mixture into 24 balls, about 1 teaspoon each. Place remaining 1/3 cup coconut in a shallow bowl; roll balls in coconut.

Step 3

Note: Refrigerate balls in an airtight container for up to one day.

Ratings & Reviews

ejhr47's Review

lalongi
July 14, 2013
N/A

MarciaJolene's Review

ejhr47
June 10, 2012
N/A

LauraDim's Review

spykesfaythe
December 30, 2011
I made these to take to a "winter beach party" but ended up going to buy a key lime pie instead. I was so disappointed because they tasted great but I couldn't get past the fact that it felt like I was eating raw dough, as a previous reviewer said. My coconut wouldn't stick to them either.

lalongi's Review

LauraDim
December 14, 2011
These tasted fantastic...the lime was a surprising pop I your mouth with th subtle hint of coconut! However, they looked like lumps of raw sugar cookie dough (friends even asked me if that's what they were) and the coconut wouldn't stick to them. Not pretty and I won't make them again

Melissa95070's Review

MarciaJolene
March 05, 2011
Have made this several times. Very yummy, a great summertime treat. I found reduced fat coconut at the store and replaced half the coconut with that, to reduce the saturated fat in the recipe.

spykesfaythe's Review

Melissa95070
September 02, 2010
A co-worker made these a couple of years ago and I have searched for the recipe since then. Imagine my joy when I finally found it! They are yummy, but as other reviewers have noted, it takes much more than 2/3 cup of crumbs. I used about 3-1/2 cups and added lots more lime juice. I just used regular coconut, too. I could eat all of these by myself (but I suppose I should share:-)