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Coconut Cream Truffles

Coconut Cream Truffles

We went to a friend’s house for dinner this past weekend and I was asked to bring a dessert. I decided to do something totally different and make some coconut cream truffles. They have a nice dark chocolate outer coating with a creamy coconut inside that is so delicious! We all thought these coconut cream truffles tasted like miniature Mounds candy bars–YUM! These creamy coconut truffles were super fun to make and they were a big hit with everyone at dinner. The remaining truffles will be perfect for this week’s school lunch treat and my kids are very excited.

Coconut Cream Truffles

How to Make Coconut Cream Truffles

In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Add cream of coconut, coconut extract, vanilla extract, and salt; mix well. Gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s mixed in well. Add in the shredded coconut and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.

Roll dough (it will be wet) into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place into the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour before dipping them into the melted chocolate.

Coconut Cream Truffles

Melt the dark chocolate, with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil, according to package directions. Dip each coconut ball into the melted dark chocolate with a fork, tapping off the excess, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each truffle immediately with shredded coconut (so it will stick before the chocolate hardens). Place into the refrigerator to chill until set. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Coconut Cream Truffles

 

Coconut Cream Truffles

Coconut Cream Truffles

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cream of coconut
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 10 oz dark chocolate melts semi-sweet chocolate chips will work too

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth.
  • Add cream of coconut, coconut extract, vanilla extract, and salt; mix well.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s mixed in well. 
  • Add in the shredded coconut and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  • Roll dough (it will be wet) into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Place into the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour before dipping them into the melted chocolate.
  • Melt the dark chocolate, with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil, according to package directions.
  • Dip each coconut ball into the melted dark chocolate with a fork, tapping off the excess, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle each truffle immediately with shredded coconut (so it will stick before the chocolate hardens).
  • Place into the refrigerator to chill until set.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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4 Comments

  1. The chocolate/coconut pairing is one of the best flavor combos, in my opinion! I know I would love these.

  2. We love truffles and I always make them for Christmas. Your recipe is even better than the ones I have. Will definitely get the ingredients when I go shopping so I can make this recipe for Christmas. The family will love the coconut flavoring.

  3. i’d go to town on these and never come back! i can’t control myself around coconut and chocolate confections. 🙂