Just four simple ingredients and you can have these sublime Coconut White Chocolate Truffles for your sweet tooth’s pleasure!
Growing up, I had a penchant for those coconut bonbons in those boxes of chocolates that made the rounds on Valentine’s Day. Then my mom started making Mounds bars and I fell deeper in love with coconut desserts. But white chocolate was a more recent addiction–if it was around when I was a child, it wasn’t prevalent in central Iowa. Today is one of those rare occasions when I can combine both these favorites. And it’s a recipe that anyone can make—especially since it has so few ingredients and steps!
Only Four Ingredients
Can you even believe that you can make a rich, decadent and totally irresistible dessert with only FOUR simple ingredients??? Well, here is your proof. I chopped a bar and a half of good quality white chocolate, melted it with some heavy cream then whisked in a splash of vanilla bean paste. Once chilled and scooped, balls of ganache were rolled in coconut and voila, truffles! If you’re not a coconut fan, try rolling these gems in chopped nuts (pistachios are my new crush), sprinkles, or if you dare, chocolate melts. Make them to suit your own preferences and you’ll love every nibble.
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Serves: 12-20 truffles, depending on size
- 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract can be substituted)
- Coconut (I used angel flake sweetened coconut)
- Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Add cream and microwave gently, stopping and stirring at 30 second intervals, till mixture is smooth.
- Chill for at least an hour or till firm.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment and scoop out rounded teaspoons or tablespoons of ganache onto prepared pan. Chill again for at least an hour.
- Roll ganache between palms to make nice spheres, then roll in coconut. Store in refrigerator.
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