Coconut Almond Truffles

Enjoy these truffles featuring coconut and almond for Christmas celebration – perfect for dessert.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 4 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 40
 

Ingredients

1
cup sweetened flaked coconut
3
cups bittersweet chocolate chips (18 oz)
3/4
cup whipping cream
1
package (7 oz) almond paste, crumbled
1/4
teaspoon coconut extract
1/2
cup unblanched whole almonds, chopped

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Steps

  • 1 To toast coconut, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove from heat; cool.
  • 2 In medium bowl, place chocolate chips. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream to simmering. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips; let stand 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in almond paste and coconut extract until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • 3 Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment or waxed paper. In shallow bowl, mix almonds and reserved coconut. Shape chocolate mixture into 40 (1 1/4-inch) balls; roll in coconut mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on cookie sheets. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 To toast coconut, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove from heat; cool.
  • 2 In medium bowl, place chocolate chips. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream to simmering. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips; let stand 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in almond paste and coconut extract until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
  • 3 Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment or waxed paper. In shallow bowl, mix almonds and reserved coconut. Shape chocolate mixture into 40 (1 1/4-inch) balls; roll in coconut mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on cookie sheets. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Crumble almond paste before stirring into chocolate mixture so it will blend in easily.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.