With only four simple ingredients, you can make 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! It’s super simple and delicious.

Coconut White Chocolate Truffles on an oval white plate.

Why You Must Make

Growing up, I had a penchant for the 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 of these favorites.

  • This recipe for coconut white chocolate truffles is one that anyone can make!
  • It has only four ingredients and minimal steps.
  • If you’re a fan of coconut desserts, this is a quick and easy way to get your fix.

Ingredient Notes

  • White Chocolate – I use Ghirardelli bars; chop so it melts easily when combined with the hot cream.
  • Heavy Cream – 36% butterfat makes a rich ganache filling.
  • Vanilla Bean Paste – Contains vanilla seeds or caviar and a rich vanilla taste. I use the Nielsen-Massey Brand. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract can be substituted for the vanilla bean paste if desired.
  • Sweetened Coconut – To coat the truffles. I use angel flake-sweetened coconut.
Coconut White Chocolate Truffles in a ceramic egg crate.

How Do You Make White Chocolate Truffles?

  • Place chopped chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl. This may also be done on the stovetop over low heat.
  • Microwave gently, stopping and stirring at 30-second intervals, until the mixture is smooth.
  • Chill the ganache mixture for at least an hour or till firm.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment and scoop out rounded teaspoons or tablespoons of ganache onto the prepared pan.
  • Chill again for at least an hour.
  • Roll the ganache balls between palms to make nice spheres and to make the exteriors tacky, then roll in coconut.
  • Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!!!

Recipe Tips 

Can you even believe you can make a rich, decadent, and 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 another white chocolate bar instead of chocolate chips which will be of a lesser quality.
  • Finely chop your chocolate so it melts easily and evenly.
  • It’s super easy to make the 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, coconut truffles!
  • If the coconut doesn’t stick, roll the ganache balls between your hands to warm the exteriors. This will help the coconut adhere better.
  • 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 preferences and you’ll love every nibble.
Close view of Coconut White Chocolate Truffles in a ceramic egg crate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is White Chocolate Really Chocolate?

No, white chocolate is not a true chocolate. It doesn’t contain chocolate liquor so it has little chocolate flavor.

What is White Chocolate Made Of?

White Chocolate is a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter, milk solids, lecithin, and vanilla.

Are Truffles Gluten Free?

Most truffles are not made with ingredients that contain gluten. But truffles could be made in a facility where gluten-containing items are produced making cross-contamination possible.

How Should You Store Homemade Truffles?

It’s best to store these truffles in a covered container in the refrigerator. You can bring them out of the refrigerator to take the chill off before serving as they will be creamier when not cold.

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Coconut White Chocolate Truffles on an oval white plate

Coconut White Chocolate Truffles

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

A simple, decadent candy with only 4 ingredients!


  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (½ teaspoon vanilla extract can be substituted)
  • ½ cup coconut or more (I used angel flake sweetened coconut)


  1. Place white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Add cream and microwave gently, stopping and stirring at 30-second intervals, till the mixture is smooth.
  3. Chill for at least an hour or till firm.
  4. Line a sheet pan with parchment and scoop out rounded teaspoons or tablespoons of ganache onto the prepared pan.
  5. Chill again for at least an hour.
  6. Roll ganache between palms to make nice spheres, then roll in coconut.
  7. 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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