With 5 simple ingredients and in 30 minutes, you’ll have made White Chocolate Coconut Truffles. Melt in your mouth, and easy to theme for holidays.
Some of my favourite desserts and sweet treats are those made on the fly when the craving hits. Better still, are those with few simple ingredients, which usually doesn’t mean a trip to the store to prepare.
These white chocolate truffles have an irresistible combination of coconut, white chocolate, vanilla extract, butter and cream. These are for those coconut lovers out there, these coconut balls make a delicious dessert and are very easily made. Yes, truffle recipes can be simple!
Truffles for ANY Occasion and ALL Holidays
What I love best about these truffles, is that you can easily customize this recipe to suit any occasion and holiday season. As you see here, these ones have a valentine’s day flair to them. Yet you can just as easily decorate for other occasions and holidays as well, they make the perfect holiday dessert.
You can use festive decorations as I did this time, or colour the shredded coconut before the final roll. The classic white look is elegant, yet can be easily changed to suit the occasion as a perfect treat.
You can also add extract of your choice such as rum, almond and even banana to root beer. I’ve also been known to add some flavoured liquor as well, for the adults to enjoy. Who can resist that hint of run in a dessert?
These white chocolate coconut truffles recipe can be enjoyed in so many ways with a simple swap or two as you’ll see below.
How to Make Chocolate Coconut Truffles
You need just 5 simple ingredients to make this easy Valentine’s day dessert. Below are the ingredients and the full detailed instructions are below in the printable recipe card.
- room temperature unsalted butter
- sweet white chocolate
- heavy cream
- pure vanilla extract
- finely shredded coconut, unsweetened coconut
To Make: You start by melting the chocolate in a large bowl (heatproof bowl). The key to melting chocolate is to melt it in the microwave in small amounts of time. Chocolate is very sensitive to heat, and can burn easily. So make sure to start on low heat with 30 seconds of melting, stop, stir and then melt in 20-second intervals. Repeat until it’s smooth when stirred.
You can also use a double boiler method to melt the chocolate on stove.
Next you add in some of the shredded fine coconut, butter, vanilla extract and cream. Mix and refrigerate for at least an hour! Then roll into bite-sized small balls and then roll again into coconut flakes from a small bowl.
Place in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and refrigerate until firm. This usually takes a couple of hours.
Chocolate Truffle Variations
If you’re not a huge coconut fan, try finely chopped or ground nuts or candies. Again, there’s room for preference when making this truffles recipe.
You can also use dark chocolate instead of white chocolate. I personally love the taste of white chocolate. I like to use chocolate chunks broken apart yet you can also use white chocolate chips.
This is one easy recipe that earns a spot in our My Organized Chaos recipe box. For ease, versatility and phenomenal coconut flavour – chocolate truffles are made for us to enjoy and also can be packaged for gifting or for cookie exchanges!
How Long Do Chocolate Truffles Last?
Store truffles in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. The will last for 1-2 weeks at room temperature. Yet for best results, store them in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
More Valentine’s Day Recipes:
- 1 and ½ tbsp butter, room temperature
- 2 cups white chocolate, broken into medium size pieces
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 and ½ cup coconut, finely shredded
- Melt the white chocolate in microwave until smooth and creamy, at 20 second intervals, stirring in between sets. Make sure not to burn the chocolate (or use double boiler method to melt the chocolate on stove).
- Add in around ¾ cup of shredded coconut followed by butter, vanilla extract and cream. Mix everything and cover the bowl with plastic wrap, place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Once the mixture the little firm, spoon out 1 tablespoon per one truffle and form them into balls using hands.
- Once done, roll the truffle balls into the left-over coconut and refrigerate until firm.
- Store the truffles in airtight container in fridge.
- Serve and Enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g