Thursday, February 12, 2015

recipe | coconut cream truffles

I have a recipe to share for a little sweet treat, just in time for Valentine's Day! Any kind of truffle is always a good choice to make for those you love. Everyone is impressed when you give them a handmade truffle, and of course, these taste better than the store-bought boxes of candy.
If you have never made candy before, this is a simple recipe to try. Coating the truffles with the melted chocolate takes a bit of practice, but it is fun and if they look a little "rustic" it's okay!

Recipe: Coconut Cream Truffles

3 cups coconut (sweetened, shredded)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1  bag Wilton Dark Chocolate Melts

In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut, powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk and melted butter until it is well mixed. Use your hands to form 1-2 inch balls and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Put the coconut balls in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Once the coconut balls are ready…
Use a microwave safe bowl to gradually melt the Wilton Dark Chocolate wafers in the microwave, 45 seconds at a time, stirring in between each time. Once the chocolate is fully melted, use a fork to roll each coconut ball in the melted chocolate. Once the coconut ball is fully coated, remove it from the chocolate on the fork and tap fork on the edge of the bowl to shake off excess chocolate. Gently place each chocolate coated truffle back on the cookie sheet. I use a toothpick to help slide it off the fork without messing up the chocolate. Chill the truffles until the chocolate is completely set... And they are ready to eat!!!
It is best if the truffles are stored in the refrigerator.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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