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Samoa™ Cookie Truffles

samoa™ cookie truffles Dessert
Samoa™ Cookie Truffles
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

If you’re looking for the perfect treat to gift during the holidays, look no further. If you’re looking for an addition to your cookie platter, look no further. And if you’re just looking to get your Girl Scout™ cookie fix, look no further. These coconut-caramel chocolate truffles are the answer to all of the above and so much more. MORE+ LESS-

August 13, 2018

Ingredients

1
package (7 oz) sweetened shredded coconut
1
bag (11 oz) caramels, unwrapped
3
tablespoons water
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
1/2
cup graham cracker crumbs
1 1/3
cups semisweet chocolate chips (8 oz)
1
tablespoon shortening

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Spread coconut in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Cool completely. Reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish.
  • 3
    In 1-quart saucepan, cook caramels and water over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are completely melted. Transfer to medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Add frosting to melted caramels; stir to combine. Stir in remaining coconut and graham cracker crumbs.
  • 5
    Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto one of the cookie sheets. Refrigerate 15 minutes; shape into balls. (If mixture is too sticky, refrigerate a few minutes longer until firm enough to shape.) Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 6
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, continue microwaving and stirring in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. Dip truffles, one at a time, into chocolate. Place on second cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle some of the truffles with reserved toasted coconut.
  • 7
    Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes or until coating is set. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Letting the caramel cool for a few minutes helps to ensure it won’t overheat the frosting, which might make the filling oily.
  • Melting the caramels on the stove on low heat, stirring constantly, allows the caramels to melt evenly. Melting them in the microwave in a bowl may cause them to burn in spots if the microwave heats more intensely in some parts of the oven.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Truffle
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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