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Coconut White Chocolate Truffles

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Just four simple ingredients and you can have these sublime Coconut White Chocolate Truffles for your sweet tooth’s pleasure!

This Easy Coconut Candy recipe makes a perfect hostess or holiday gift for any coconut lover you know! Super simple and delicious.

Coconut White Chocolate Truffles on an oval white plate

Coconut White Chocolate Truffles

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. This recipe for coconut white chocolate truffles is one that anyone can make—especially since it has so few ingredients and steps!

Coconut White Chocolate Truffles in a ceramic egg crate

Tips for Making These FOUR Ingredient Coconut Truffles

Can you even believe that you can make a rich, decadent and totally irresistible dessert with only FOUR simple ingredients??? Well, this coconut candy recipe 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. I recommend using a Ghirardelli bar or other white chocolate bar instead of lesser quality chocolate chips.
  • Make sure to finely chop your chocolate so it melts easily and evenly.
  • It’s super easy to make ganache (chocolate melted with heavy cream) in the microwave. Just do it slowly. Depending on the power of your microwave, zap for 15-30 seconds, stir and repeat until the chocolate is almost totally melted. The residual heat will finish the job.
  • Once chilled and scooped, roll the balls of ganache 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, dip them in chocolate melts.
  • Make these white chocolate truffles to suit your own preferences and you’ll love every nibble.

I adore coconut and these fabulous macaroons are on my baking list! And this No-Bake Coconut Lush looks like my dream dessert! I just won’t think about the calories!!!

Close view of Coconut White Chocolate Truffles in a ceramic egg crate



Coconut White Chocolate Truffles on an oval white plate

Coconut White Chocolate Truffles

A simple, decadent candy with only 4 ingredients!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Yield 16 truffles, the yield depends on size


  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract can be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup coconut or more (I used angel flake sweetened coconut)


  1. Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Add cream and microwave gently, stopping and stirring at 30 second intervals, till mixture is smooth.
  2. Chill for at least an hour or till firm.
  3. 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.
  4. Roll ganache between palms to make nice spheres, then roll in coconut. Store in refrigerator.


Total time does not include 2+ hours of chilling time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 truff

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g


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40 comments on “Coconut White Chocolate Truffles”

  1. These little balls look wonderful Lizzy!
    Love your plate for truffles!

  2. Four ingredients and one is amongst our favourites – coconut!! Love these balls, Lizzy!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  3. I’d be having one or two for breakfast! White chocolate is becoming a favorite of mine too:@)

  4. I’d eat the whole batch. Total fan of coconut here.

  5. What a creamy delicious indulgence! I’d take a couple of those and go hide away with a good book for a little me time. I like the thought of crushed pistachio coating too!

  6. I am vaguely obsessed with those coconut white chocolate ferrero rocher chocolates…so to be able to make them at home would just be insane. In the best way.

  7. I tend to stay away from making sweets at home because they usually call for alll the sugar, but this looks so good and I love the ingredient list. I also love coconut, so this is a no brainer. Yum!

  8. White chocolate does seem to be more prevalent these days. i remember some sort of white chocolate candy pieces that were used when I was growing up in NE Iowa but I don’t remember seeing white chocolate bars like you do now. These little balls are so cute, and anything with coconut has my attention. 🙂 Don’t let Izzy see these, she would think edible balls were just the thing! 🙂

  9. Yum, these look like the perfect sweet, coconut treat! I’m also from Iowa – the north central part of the state 🙂

  10. Coconut is a recent love for me, but now I can’t get enough. I would totally devour these. I tried to make truffles a couple times, but I can never get the mixture to set. I have no idea what’s going wrong.

  11. I need at least a dozen! They look divine!

  12. Such a simple but elegant dessert!

  13. Love this! I had a very different upbringing — I grew up on a tropical island, and coconut was a plentiful staple, but I can still appreciate your excitement for your Mom’s creations — there’s nothing much better than fresh coconut 🙂 Sounds like these would be great with chopped nuts, too.

  14. So yummy looking and oh so addictive I bet!

  15. You would’ve loved my birthday parties in Tokyo, Liz. Coconut birthday cake was one of my favorites…Speaking of faves…You are one of my go-to people for bulletproof sensational recipes. Definitely keeping this recipe =)

  16. What sublime truffles, I’m craving one as an afternoon treat!

  17. Oh my… I have just the chocolate in the pantry for these–Guillard white chocolate. I know what I’m making for bookgroup on Tuesday!

  18. Amazing how these can be made with just four ingredients. I love your serving platter – purpose built! White chocolate truffles are my favourite. These would be perfect any time but especially at Christmas! xx

  19. I love how simple this is. We are big fans of white chocolate and coconut, you can imagine how happy I was when I saw this. Pinning to make it very very soon.

  20. It is impossible to stop eating such truffles!

  21. Another winning recipe Liz. I love how you used your egg crates to show them off.

  22. Cutest dish ever for those and I would be popping one after another!!

  23. I’m also a big fan of coconut desserts. These truffles look PERFECT!

  24. These look exactly like the ones our local chocolate shop sells, and I bet they taste better!

  25. Wow, wow, wow, Liz! My hips are not thanking you right now, but I do love this recipe xoxo

  26. Those look delicious Liz, and with just 4 ingredients, I might have to give them a try!

  27. Sweet Mother of Pearl these are way too easy to make! I think I love white chocolate more than any other variety.

  28. I’m a huge coconut fan and these truffles look amazing! Love them 🙂

  29. I’ve always been a fan of mounds so I know that I would definitely enjoy one or more of your truffles. 🙂

  30. Oh dear, you have found one of my biggest weaknesses, Liz. I love anything coconut and once I start…well, it isn’t pretty. I bought something similar in a candy shop at the beach and can’t wait to try your recipe.

  31. I love coconut, truffles and on between! 🙂 your coconut white chocolate truffles looks very appetizing and delish… love it!

  32. This flavor combination is absolutely dreamy, I adore white chocolate and pairing it with coconut is perfection! Thank you!

  33. Yum! These are perfect little treats for get togethers!

  34. I could literally eat these every day! I love the coconut and white chocolate combination.

  35. I’m a huge white chocolate fan and rolling these truffles in coconut was perfect!

  36. These little truffles are so decadent and easy to make! Delicious!

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