White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles

White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles

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For everybody out here who love coconut here they come - Coconut truffles, so smooth, delicious, melt in your mouth dessert with coconut coating. They are easy to make at home. You don't need many ingredients, the basic are cream, coconut and chocolate and the rest depends on your preferences like, vanilla, orange peel and hazelnuts. 

It is very important the chocolate you choose, it has to be a good quality one that is made with cocoa butter. You also have to be careful not to boil the water while you melt the chocolate over bain-marie, you have to make it at low heat as white chocolate is more heat sensitive than the dark one. 
There are many ways you can make coconut truffles, with condensed milk, or milk powder and butter but I prefer the smooth texture and taste you get using white chocolate. 
It is a perfect elegant dessert for a dinner in two, or for holiday tables or any other gatherings and a perfect homemade gift idea. Everybody will love these, there is no doubt about that. 


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  • Makes about 20 truffles
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) whipping cream (35%fat)
  • 7 oz (200g) white chocolate, good quality, broken into chuncks
  • 1 tbsp (14g) butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 1/3 cup (33g) unsweetened coconut flakes
  • zest from an orange, optional
  • 20 hazelnuts, toasted or not
  • 1/3 cup (33g) unsweetened coconut flakes for rolling


  1. Melt chocolate with cream in a bain marie over low heat. Stir continuously until the chocolate is almost melted. Add butter and continue stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and orange zest if using.
  2. Stir in coconut flakes, let it cool, cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours until the mixture gets firm enough to roll it into balls.
  3. Using a teaspoon roll the mixture into small balls adding a hazelnut inside. Roll each ball into coconut flakes. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve. They keep well refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 
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Nutrition facts 1 truffle - Calories:132, Fat:10.7g, Saturated Fat:2.9 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:8.0g, Sugar:6.2 g, Fiber:1.4 g, Protein:2.4 g, Cholesterol:3 mg, Calories from Fat 97, Sodium 12 mg, Vitamin A 1%,Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 3%, Iron 4%, Nutrition Grade C-, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On April 05, 2013 at 08:45 am, Rosa said...
Exquisite! That is something I find very addictive... Cheers, Rosa
On April 08, 2013 at 07:57 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
Gorgeous truffles!!! I like that you hide the hazelnut in it. Little surprise is always good! :)
On April 09, 2013 at 01:34 am, MJ said...
We both must have been craving for truffles as I also made white chocolate truffles over the weekend! Looks yummy. I love coconuts, will have to make this soon.
On November 16, 2013 at 05:43 pm, alena said...
it says to use cream so I'm wondering what type of cream you're talking about. That might be a dumb question!

I don't think it's a  dumb question.. I used  heavy cream, also known as whipping cream,. .will clarify in the recipe too.

On December 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm, Susan said...
These look just perfect for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!
On January 18, 2014 at 04:34 am, Preetha said...
Great recipe.. Will definitely try it. Please have a look at my blog as well: http://recipesfortastebuds.blogspot.in
On January 09, 2015 at 09:17 am, Margaret said...
Should sweetened or unsweetened coconut be used? Thanks!

I used unsweetened. Let me know if you try them out:)

On March 31, 2015 at 02:39 am, Diane said...
What brand of white chocolate did you use? Thanks!

As we live in different areas and maybe different continents I proffered not to mention brands, as some are not possible to be found everywhere. I've used a good quality white chocolate. It is important to look at the ingredient list and see that is made with cocoa butter and not some sort of oils instead. Hope it helps. 

On July 10, 2015 at 10:17 am, Tanya said...
WOW these turned out great, the orange zest was a great touch, really takes it to another guests. Made these today to serve to company- they look beautiful and really delicious (on the sweeter side of desserts) Thank you!

So glad you enjoyed these little white chocolate coconut treats:) orange zest sounds awesome.

On March 11, 2016 at 12:59 am, Miyuru said...
Can I use dark chocolate instead of white chocolate because ,I'm not a white chocolate fan?
On January 09, 2017 at 11:31 am, Sumer said...
I tried this the other day and it is out of this world ???? I'm so in love ?? with the white chocolate ???? and coconut ???? combo

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