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karioka balls skewers on a cooling rack
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A sweet sticky rice balls coated with a delicious caramel sauce which makes an addicting dessert or snack!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6


  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large bowl, whisk together glutinous rice flour and all-purpose flour.
  • Next, slowly stir in the coconut milk until a dough is formed.
  • Then knead the dough for 3 minutes or until smooth, then allow the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • Scoop out 10 grams of the dough mixture and form it into a ball.
  • Using chopsticks, poke a hole in the balls before frying.
  • In a deep pan over medium heat (330 degrees Fahrenheit), add about 3 inches of oil and fry the karioka balls.
  • Fry for 2 minutes or until lightly brown and crisp (Karioka balls will float to the top when cooked).
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Drizzle or dip the Karioka balls until fully coated with your favorite sweet sauce.
  • Skewer in bamboo skewers if desired.
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