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Coconut Almond Truffles

Coconut Almond Truffles
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 4 hr 50 min
  • Servings 40

Enjoy these truffles featuring coconut and almond for Christmas celebration – perfect for dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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

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