Someone said chocolate coconut truffles? Ooooo, yes please!
Receiving a gift made by your own fair hands can mean so much more then a bought one, although not necessarily the cheaper option it can also be so much fun. In this first of my ‘Home Made Christmas’ series be prepared to be spoiled with these divine white chocolate truffles. If you can, I suggest you double the recipe so that you have enough left over to actually give away…I am surprised I managed to get a photo of the ones I made after having to fight off the children and grandparents for them.
Chocolate Coconut Truffles Recipe…
- 100ml double cream
- 200g desiccated coconut
- 200g white chocolate (I recommend green and blacks)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a saucepan bring the cream to boiling point and then turn off the heat.
- Add the chocolate and stir until it is all melted.
- Add the vanilla and stir.
- Cool and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours until the mixture is very firm
- Using a teaspoon scoop out the mixture and roll into balls
- Roll each ball on a plate of coconut ensuring they are well covered
- Chill until ready to eat or give away.
I wouldn’t recommend making these a long time before you want to give them away because of the fresh cream in them but I doubt they will be around for long enough anyway without being eaten.
Makes approximately 25 depending on the size of chocolate coconut truffle you like. These can easily be made gluten free or make a selection of truffles using good quality dark and milk chocolate and roll in nibbed hazelnuts or just simply cocoa powder.
Finish off by putting the truffles in a pretty glass jar with a festive ribbon tied around.
Recipe taken from Easy Food Christmas Annual