Coconut Almond Truffles

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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