Beijinho

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

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.

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?". Archived from the original on 2012-11-26.