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Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles

These homemade Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles are delicious, sweet and tender. Made with simple ingredients these truffles are easy to make and are a lovely edible gift idea.

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Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles.

These are by no means your traditional truffles made with chocolate and heavy cream. Instead, they're a combination of tasty ingredients made to stick together by adding sweetened condensed milk and melted white chocolate. They're rolled into truffe sized balls and covered in melted chocolate.

Luckily, these chocolate coconut and almond truffles couldn't be easier to make. They make a great homemade gift and are just perfect for gifting to someone special.

Top view of a box of chocolate coconut truffles.

How to Make Chocolate Coconut Truffles

These truffles are tender and chewy, full of delicious coconut and chocolate flavours. My favourite part is when you reach the centre of the truffle and you are greeted by the crunch of a perfectly toasted almond.

Made with coconut, almonds, light flaky wafers, sweetened condensed milk, and white and dark chocolate, these truffles are irresistible. These ingredients taste so good together it's no wonder there are so many delectable creations incorporating them.

Ingredients Overview:

  • White chocolate.  Use good quality white chocolate chips.
  • Sweetened condensed milk 
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond Extract
  • Wafers
  • Shredded coconut. Since the filling is already sweet I prefer to use unsweetened coconut.
  • Whole unsalted roasted almonds
  • Dark chocolate

The ingredients used in this recipe are pretty straightforward but you could make a couple of substitutions if you're missing some of them.

Variations:

  • The toasted almonds could be replaced with toasted and skinned hazelnuts.
  • You could use any light tasting oil instead of coconut oil.
Box of Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles.

Steps Overview:

Melt the white chocolate and stir until smooth. To the melted white chocolate add the sweetened condensed milk, coconut oil and almond extract, stir until combined.

Add the crushed wafers and one cup of the shredded coconut to the white chocolate mixture and combine until mixed.

Tip: To quickly crush the wafers, place sheets of wafers in a large plastic bag, seal the bag and roll a rolling pin over the bag until wafers are crushed.

Test the mixture by forming a small ball in your hands, if the mixture is too soft add up to a 1/3 cup more of the shredded coconut and mix well. 

Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.

Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop, scoop out mixture. Roll the mixture into a ball and stuff an almond in the centre. Pinch the ball to close the opening and continue rolling until you have a nicely formed ball. 

While you are shaping the truffles, melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler over low heat until melted. Turn the heat off but keep your bowl over the warm water so that your chocolate stays nicely melted. 

Using a fork, dip each truffle into the chocolate, remove and place the truffle onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all truffles are done. If desired, sprinkle truffles with dried coconut before the chocolate has set.

Place baking sheet in the refrigerator to set the chocolate coating on the truffles. Once the chocolate has set on the truffles you can place each truffle into a mini foil candy cup.

How to store

To store the truffles, layer them in a container between wax or parchment paper and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Let truffles come to room temperature before serving.

Box of Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles.

My pickiest taste testers gave these Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles two thumbs up, so I know this recipe is a winner for kids and adults alike.

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles in foil candy cups.

Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
These Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles are delicious tender sweet bites of coconut and white chocolate covered in luscious dark chocolate.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Resting time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert, Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30 truffles
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-1/3 cups chopped white chocolate or good quality white chocolate chips
  • 300 ml. sweetened condensed milk (approx. 1-1/4 cups)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/4 cups crushed wafers*
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded coconut unsweetened if you prefer things less sweet
  • 1/4 cup whole unsalted roasted almonds
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped dark chocolate 70%
  • 3-4 tablespoon shredded dried coconut for topping here I used sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • In a double boiler, or in the microwave (using 50% power), melt the white chocolate. Once melted, stir until smooth.
  • To the melted white chocolate add the sweetened condensed milk, coconut oil and almond extract, mix well.
  • Add the crushed wafers and one cup of shredded coconut to the white chocolate mixture and combine until blended.
  • Test to see if mixture is too soft by forming a ball in your hands, if the mixture is still too soft add up to a 1/3 cup more of the shredded coconut and mix well.
  • Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop (I used a size 60 scoop), scoop out mixture, start to roll mixture in your hands into a ball but before completely finishing, stuff an almond in the centre and pinch the ball to close the opening and then continue rolling until you have a nicely formed ball.
  • While shaping your truffles, melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. When chocolate starts to melt stir it with a spatula until completely melted. Turn the heat off but keep your bowl over the warm water so that your chocolate stays nicely melted.
  • Using a fork, dip each truffle into the chocolate, remove and place onto baking sheet. Repeat until all truffles are done. If desired, sprinkle truffles with dried coconut.
  • Place baking sheet in the refrigerator to set the chocolate coating on the truffles, once set (takes about 30-45 minutes), place each truffle into a mini foil candy cup.
  • To store truffles, layer them in a container between wax or parchment paper and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Let truffles come to room temperature before serving.

Notes

  1. Place sheets of wafers in a large plastic bag, and roll a rolling pin over the bag until wafers are crushed.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate Coconut Truffles, Coconut Almond Truffles, Double Chocolate Coconut Almond Truffles
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ICSbyAnugya

Monday 6th of March 2017

Hi Fida! These double chocolate coconut almond truffles look absolutely divine :) Your recipe sounds pretty simple too. I would love to try these out in my kitchen. As a token of appreciation, I’m sharing this recipe link as the Recipe of the Day on our Facebook group ‘Recipe Repertoire’ (a group uniting food bloggers and food lovers). Congrats and do join and have a look at https://www.facebook.com/groups/703073099864104/

(PS: As a practice, we put two photos along with the recipe link, let me know if we can put two instead of one - as mentioned in your disclaimer.)

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 6th of March 2017

Thank you Anugya and thanks for sharing my recipe with your facebook group, I'll take a look at it soon!

Karen

Friday 3rd of March 2017

I always enjoyed Mounds and Almond Joys when I was young. These truffles sound like a delicious combination of flavors very similar to both if they were combined. Love them.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 6th of March 2017

Hi Karen,

Yes, in fact they do taste similar, chocolate, coconut and almonds are so scrumptious together!

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