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Coconut Cream Truffles

Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cream of coconut
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 10 oz dark chocolate melts semi sweet chocolate chips will work too

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth.
  • Add cream of coconut, coconut extract, vanilla extract, and salt; mix well.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s mixed in well. 
  • Add in the shredded coconut and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  • Roll dough (it will be wet) into tablespoon sized balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Place into the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour before dipping them into the melted chocolate.
  • Melt the dark chocolate, with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil, according to package directions.
  • Dip each coconut ball into the melted dark chocolate with a fork, tapping off the excess, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle each truffle immediately with shredded coconut (so it will stick before the chocolate hardens).
  • Place into the refrigerator to chill until set.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!