Coconut truffles are so simple to make, and such a sweet treat for Easter. Wow the kids and adults alike!
Once upon a time I didn’t like coconut. Can you imagine?
It’s fun to think how far I’ve come in my food loving world. Now if only I can get my husband to get on the coconut train.
These truffles were definitely my attempt to convince him how delicious coconut can be! But, I had a backup plan in case he decided not to help me eat 2 1/2 dozen truffles. They made the perfect get well gift for a friend!
To start making these truffles you need to toast your coconut. I always start with the sweetened shredded coconut. I mean, why not use sweet coconut!? I spread them in an even layer on my stoneware baking sheet. You can use any 15x10x1inch pan though. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes, giving them a stir halfway through. Keep your eye on it though, because ovens vary in cooking and these can get brown pretty fast.
Let your coconut cool completely before making the truffles.
This is actually the hardest part for me, keeping my hands off the toasted coconut! Toasted coconut is like candy in my eyes. How did I not love coconut??
Anyways, once your coconut is toasted, mix it with your marshmallow cream and vanilla. Refrigerate this for about 30 minutes. It will begin to harden slightly so that you can form balls. I used a one tablespoon scoop to form the balls, placed them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and refrigerated this for another hour.
For dipping truffles, I almost always use Candiquik. It comes in vanilla and chocolate. It’s perfect for dipping because it sets up very quickly, melts easily and there’s no tempering. Oh yeah, it tastes pretty delicious too! I used the chocolate candiquik, but the vanilla would have been fabulous too! Top it with some festive sprinkles and serve in a bowl for your next Spring brunch or Easter dessert! I’m pretty sure you won’t have any leftovers!
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