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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Coconut Cream Truffles

Hi guys!  I hope you are all having a super week and that you are feeling good getting back into the swing of things after the holidays!  Here is a simple and quick recipe that you won't be disappointed in, if you are a coconut lover like me!  The center of this chocolate is what a chocolatier would call a ganache or fondant.  It's thick, creamy and buttery!  And then dipped in milk chocolate!  People will think you went to a chocolate shop to buy them!  Enjoy!

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 of a 14oz bag sweetened coconut
1/2 of a can of sweetened condensed milk
Mix all of the above ingredients for the filling (fondant/ganache) together until thick and creamy.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge to firm up before rolling into balls and dipping in melted chocolate.  For the chocolate, I used guittard milk chocolate chips.  I put 2 cups of chips in a microwaveable bowl and melted for 30 seconds.  Then I stirred them a bit.  Then back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.  Then stir.  Repeat this until chocolate is perfectly melted.  Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil and stir well.  Now your chocolate is ready for dipping!  Store finished truffles in the fridge.  Take out 15-30 minutes before serving.

image by Kara

2 comments: said...

Yyum! I am obsessed with all things coconut!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Mmm, these look divine! Truffle always seem like they're made of magic to me - glad to see it's not as tricky as it looks!