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…

Chocolate Coconut Truffles

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Serves: 25

Mmmm, perfect for giving away as gifts (if you can bear to!)
Ingredients
  • 100ml double cream
  • 200g desiccated coconut
  • 200g white chocolate (I recommend green and blacks)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan bring the cream to boiling point and then turn off the heat.
  2. Add the chocolate and stir until it is all melted.
  3. Add the vanilla and stir.
  4. Cool and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours until the mixture is very firm
  5. Using a teaspoon scoop out the mixture and roll into balls
  6. Roll each ball on a plate of coconut ensuring they are well covered
  7. 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

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5 thoughts on “Home Made Christmas – Chocolate Coconut Truffles

  1. Thank you for this recipe. I’ve got my Mum and Stepfather, best male friend, husband and two boys to feed on Christmas Eve – also my ninth wedding anniversary – and I want to finish off a proper Christmassy five course meal with some Christmassy homemade chocolates and coffee. These will be perfect. White chocolate is my husband’s favourite!

    Posted on December 22, 2011 at 3:41 am
  2. Just finished making lovely biscotti for pressies – well actually the keyboard is crunching from all the crumbs from me trying out a few! Will Def be trying these out too.

    Posted on December 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm
  3. I weirdly made something similar to these last week…by accident as somehow my white chocolate went thick when I melted it, it doesn’t seem to melt in the same way as milk or dark chocolate.
    x

    Posted on December 13, 2011 at 1:49 am
  4. Cravings! 🙂 I’ll be making this for my kids over the weekend to practice this recipe for Christmas. Thanks for sharing, I’ll post this to my Facebook wall so that other moms would see this as well. 🙂

    Posted on December 8, 2011 at 4:16 am
  5. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Looks tasty!

    Posted on December 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm