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  • 1 star values: 1

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.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2005


Recipe Summary

12 servings (serving size: 2 balls)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; calories from fat 20%; fat 2.7g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 0.3g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fiber 0.8g; cholesterol 1mg; iron 0.4mg; sodium 40mg; calcium 30mg.