Klepon- Sweet Rice Balls Stuffed with Sugar

This Indonesian dessert is delicious and extremely easy to make.


1 ½ cups glutinous rice flour- this can be purchased from Asian grocers.

¾ cup coconut milk (or lukewarm water)

2-3 drops pandan essence (or green food colouring)

8 tsp grated coconut sugar/ brown sugar/ palm sugar (make sure that it is an eco friendly brand)

1 cup grated coconut mixed with ½ tsp salt


1. Mix rice flour, coconut milk and pandan paste together into a firm but flexible dough.

2. Grab a piece of the dough and roll it into a ball that is slightly smaller than a golf ball (2.5 cm).

3. Make a hole in the centre of the ball and insert half of a teaspoon of sugar. Seal the hole back up and roll back into a ball.

4. Repeat until there is no more dough.

5. Carefully place all of the balls into a pot of boiling water.

6. Remove when they float to the top.

7. Immediately roll them in the grated coconut and set aside to cool.

8. Enjoy at room temperature.

Selamat Makan!

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