Sweet Treat Tuesday: White Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Truffles are on the same level as champers for me. They are delicious and luxurious. Lucky for me (and you), they are also really easy to make! With my travels, I developed an ever-growing obsession with coconut- in curries, in desserts, in drinks- and I am pretty sure I was born with a chocolate addiction, so these are perfect. The pink- well, everyone needs a bit of razzle dazzle no? 

WHITE CHOCOLATE COCONUT TRUFFLES -makes about 20

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3.5 oz (350g) white chocolate (I used Lindt)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 drop coconut extract (optional)
  • a couple of handfuls of coconut shredded
  • food coloring ( I used a couple drops of red to make pink)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Put coconut flakes in a bowl. Drop a couple drops of food coloring in coconut (if desired).. mix and set aside.
  • Break white chocolate bars into chunks.
  • Melt the chocolate pieces, coconut milk, and butter in a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure the bowl is sitting above the hot water (not submersed in it).
  • When it is melted, remove from heat and add a couple drops of coconut extract. Mix.
  • Put the bowl into the refrigerator until it is hard enough to roll (may take over an hour).
  • Roll the mixture into balls. then roll in coconut flakes. Do one by one.
  • Put in refrigerator until ready to serve. They keep for about a week.
Posted on May 26, 2015 and filed under dessert, snacks, world travel.