White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles – Homemade Raffaello Truffles

For everybody out here who loves coconut here they come – White Chocolate 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 basics are cream, coconut and chocolate and the rest depends on your preferences like vanilla, orange peel, almonds or hazelnuts.

It is very important the chocolate you choose for this recipe. It has to be a good quality one, that is made with cocoa butter. You also have to be very careful not to boil the water while you melt the chocolate over a bain-marie. You have to melt it over low heat, as white chocolate is more heat sensitive than 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 holiday tables, or any other gathering and a perfect homemade gift idea. Everybody will love these, there is no doubt about that.
Hope you will try these amazing White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles. Let me know if you try them out and tag me on Instagram if you do. Enjoy!
Truffles with White Chocolate and Coconut
White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles

White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles

5 from 1 vote
Easy white chocolate and coconut truffles recipe, smooth, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth dessert. The truffles are perfect for dinner, on holiday tables, or as a gift.
Servings 20 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 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 or almonds , toasted, optional
  • 1/3 cup (33g) unsweetened coconut flakes for rolling


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 



Serving: 1gCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2.4gFat: 10.7gSaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 3mgSugar: 6.2g
Calories: 132kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate truffles, coconut truffles, holiday truffles, truffle recipe, white chocolate coconut truffles, white chocolate truffles

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  1. Rosa Author says:

    Exquisite! That is something I find very addictive…



  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    Gorgeous truffles!!! I like that you hide the hazelnut in it. Little surprise is always good! 🙂

  3. MJ Author says:

    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.

  4. alena Author says:

    it says to use cream so I’m wondering what type of cream you’re talking about. That might be a dumb question!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

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

  5. Susan Author says:

    These look just perfect for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Preetha Author says:

    Great recipe.. Will definitely try it.

  7. Margaret Author says:

    Should sweetened or unsweetened coconut be used? Thanks!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

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

  8. Diane Author says:

    What brand of white chocolate did you use? Thanks!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      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. 

  9. Tanya Author says:

    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!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

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

  10. Miyuru Author says:

    Can I use dark chocolate instead of white chocolate because ,I’m not a white chocolate fan?

  11. Sumer Author says:

    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

  12. What kind of butter can be used? Salted or unsalted?
    Its a nice and easy recipe to follow!

  13. Lacey Author says:

    Thanks for sharing, these look lovely

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