Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

January/February 2013

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Coconut macaroons meet dark chocolate truffles in these little treats. Inside the snap of the dark chocolate shell lies the tender coconut-cocoa filling: a mix of naturally sweet dates, cocoa and coconut flour. Coconut flour is a healthy way to add decadent coconut flavor to this coconut-dark chocolate truffle recipe and other baked goods. It packs a whopping 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons (with only 2 grams of total and saturated fat). Look for coconut flour near other gluten-free flours.

Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

2 Reviews for Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

A true kitchen nightmare

Having made hundreds of recipes over the years I have never had as bad a result as with this. I even went to the trouble to track down the coconut flour.

Admittedly, I made a substitution with something on hand, but I'd like to think merely replacing semi-sweet chips for the chopped bittersweet listed was doable.

Not so.

The semi-sweet never thinned enough to let excess "drip off". That led to a clumping of the shredded coconut & some colorful kitchen lingo.

Looking back, most tempering methods call for anything from cream or butter to shortening or paraffin wax to enable the coating to harden. With this in mind I tried to salvage by adding some coconut oil, which helped this it a bit.

The date filling was surprisingly good but after that it was all downhill.

I suggest being sure the 'dough' is extremely cold as forming balls will soften it & make the dipping that much more difficult. Chilling for a second time might not work as any condensation could prevent the coating from adhering, but that' s just a guess.

I may try this again (especially since I have no idea what to do with the coconut flour) but I fear enrobing chocolate bonbons will stay in my category reserved for homemade tortellini & Chinese dumplings.

reads real easy-breezy & the date filling was a nice surprise
Little treats

These were really tasty little date-balls. A bit disappointing to people who were expecting an actual chocolate truffle, but the people who knew it was dates inside loved it, as I did. I am going to make them again for my next family gathering.

fun to make, delicious
40 coconut chocolate truffles

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