Ferrero Raffaello candies are rich and creamy with a hint of coconut. They come together easily and stay fresh for weeks.

Raffaello candy in a cup

Raffaello Candies are spherical coconutโ€“almond confections originally introduced by famous Italian sweets maker Ferrero (many folks also love this brand’s signature cookie: Ferrero Rocher).

The cookie is made up of a spherical wafer which is filled with a white milky cream and roasted almonds. It is surrounded by a coconut layer with a white cream coating.

Ferrero Raffaello candies are one of my favorites out there. They are truly heavenly! But sometimes, the eyes ask for more than the pocket can handle. Making the candies at home is not only easy, it’s budget-friendly. Gotta love guilt free indulgences…

How to Make Raffaello Candy

Raffaello candy looks so darn fancy, but it’s actually quite easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients to put together. Follow these super simple steps to have perfect candy in no time:

  • Combine sugar and butter until creamy.
  • Mix dry milk into the butter.
  • Crush and add wafers, almond extract and tiny pieces of coconut flakes into the mixture. Mix well.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, place 1/2 of the almond inside and make a small round piece.
  • Roll each candy into coconut flake. Repeat for each piece.

Hot Tip: Because the coconut flakes and wafers may not be exactly the same as the ones I used, your consistency might turn out a little bit dry. If this happens, just add a little more butter or cream cheese to create enough moisture.

Here are the wafers I used. I typically have to trek to a European specialty store to snag them. But, don’t worry if you can’t find them or don’t feel making an extra stop at another store. You can use any brand of wafers that come in vanilla.

wafers you need for raffaello

Storing Raffaello Candy

Whether you are making a big batch to have on hand for yourself or stocking up to the barrage of friends and family coming to your home during the holidays, you need good tips on how to store you candies. Check out my best practices below:

  • Refrigerator: Raffaello candy can be stored in a refrigerator for up to a few weeks. Make sure they are kept in an airtight container.
  • Freezer: Place your Raffaellos in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Pop the entire baking sheet in the freezer and allow your candies to completely free overnight. Remove from the baking sheet and place in a plastic storage bag.
Ferrero Raffaello Candy

Other Similar Recipes to Try:

Holiday cookie trays, potlucks, birthdays, and family parties all call for one thing: SWEETS! Here are a couple sweet treats to satiate that craving for something decadent:

  • Russian Cake Truffles – From liqueur to sweetened condensed milk, these truffles represent the best components of Russian baking.
  • Chocolate Raspberry Truffles – Chocolate and raspberry go hand-in-hand like no other. Make these for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day.
  • Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles – Cream cheese and chocolate make for one of the most decadent truffles on the planet.
  • Madeleine Cookies – Been pining over those madeleine cookies at Starbucks for some time now? Here’s my copy cat version.

This post is not affiliated with Ferrero company.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.