Easy Truffle Recipes with Coconut
These easy truffle recipes with coconut are destined to please all! Lots of fabulous recipes for other truffle flavors are explained below. Enjoy!
Coconut Truffle Recipes:
Truffes aux noix de coco…
Please note that the recipe below is entirely composed with white chocolate only. However, you can make this recipe with both milk and dark chocolates as well. They are all equally delicious. It just depends on your taste! More lengthy descriptions for milk and dark chocolate variations are explained below in the "Serving Ideas and Varitations sections".
Ingredients (for about 1.5 pounds):
1 cup Crème Fraîche (or heavy cream)
14 oz. White Chocolate (use as high quality of chocolate as possible)
8 oz. Additional White Chocolate
1 cup Ground Coconut
11/2 cups Additional Ground Coconut
3 tbsp. Butter (optional)
How to Make It:
1. Break chocolate into small pieces and put in a large bowl.
2. Bring cream slowly to a light boil.
3. Pour boiling cream over chocolate and keep stirring until all the chocolate has melted and the batter is homogenous.
4. If you want to add butter, do so now, before the batter cools, and thickens.
5. Stir in approximately 1 cup of ground coconut before the batter cools.
This batter is called Ganache and is the base for all French chocolate truffle recipes!
When the ganache is warm it is very creamy. You can thicken it
1. by whisking it (the oxygen causes it to thicken) or
2. by putting it in the refrigerator.
You want the ganache to be just thick enough to easily form the truffle balls…
1. Using two spoons (or a baking sac) form even and round balls. Place them on parchment or wax paper.
2. Melt the rest of the chocolate in a bain-marie (double-boiler).
3. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate.
4. Roll each ball in the additional ground coconut.
Serving Ideas and Variations:
As said above, coconut chocolate truffle recipes can also be made with both milk and dark chocolate. To give you a few of my favorite variations, here are a couple of ideas:
For those who like a more bitter taste, substitute dark chocolate at every step for the white chocolate.
Another favorite is, milk chocolate ganache (just substitute for white chocolate) dipped in dark chocolate.
Again, any combination is delicious, so experiment and enjoy these easy truffle recipes!
Coconut truffles go especially well with a good cup of hazelnut coffee.
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