Dark chocolate coconut Truffles
Made these yesterday. Really, REALLY tasty! I can't remember where the recipe came from and I'm not a food photographer so photo is not so good
Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles
1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar **(I used Splenda/Stevia mix ground in the food processor)
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
6 ounces dark chocolate (or 1 cup dark chocolate chips) **(I used Lindt 85% dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
Beat the coconut, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and extract with a mixer until smooth. Roll into 1 1/2" - balls and place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze for about one hour.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and coconut oil, while stirring constantly. Dip each coconut ball into the melted chocolate with a fork, covering the ball completely with chocolate, letting the excess drain through the fork tongs. Use a spoon to lightly push truffle off fork and back onto the wax paper.
Refrigerate until set. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
I found the chocolate a little to 'bitter' and overpowering...so after dipping a few I drizzled on top (see truffle on the right in photo). Next time I make them there will be a nice big almond stuffed in the center!!
But it's chocolate and coconut so it can't be bad, right!?:hyst:
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