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Candy Spuds - Condensed Milk Coconut Balls

A South Australian favourite, these 4 Ingredient Candy Spuds taste just like a Bounty! Creamy condensed milk is paired with coconut and rolled in cocoa for the ultimate sweet treat.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 36 Coconut Balls
Calories 52kcal
Cost $3



  • Using a spoon, mix the desiccated coconut, icing sugar and condensed milk together, making a slightly sticky dough.
    200 g icing sugar / powdered sugar, 100 g desiccated coconut, 130 ml condensed milk
  • Finish using your hands to knead into a ball, making sure everything combined.
  • Form one heaped teaspoon of dough into a ball and lightly dust with cocoa powder or desired coating. Should be around 2cm / 1 inch in width.
    2 tsp cocoa powder
  • Store in the fridge to ‘set’ for at least 15 minutes, then enjoy!


  • Other Coatings - If coating ingredients other than cocoa, wet hands first and the outside of each ball, then coat in chocolate, coconut, sprinkles, cinnamon etc to help them stick.
  • Play with Shapes - You don’t have to roll them into ball shapes - get creative and roll or squish into longer, bigger, more rounded or oval shapes just like real potatoes.
  • Storage - For softer bites, pop them in an airtight container and keep them on the counter. For harder bites, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Make it Festive - Add green and red food colouring to two batches of coconut and roll half the balls in the red coconut and half in the green. Or add the food colouring into the dough itself for a stronger colour effect.
  • Add Flavour - Add a few drops of vanilla, peppermint, almond or cherry essence. Or add a splash of rum, whisky or your favourite liqueur for an extra special treat.
  • Add Texture - Try adding a handful of chopped nuts (almond, walnut or pistachio) or chopped dried fruit (apricots are our favourite!) in with the desiccated coconut before mixing.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg