1.21.2011

chocolate coconut truffles

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emmy brought these to us at christmas and i've been dreaming about them ever since. i didn't have enough agave on hand until yesterday's costco trip. the kids and i didn't waste any time and whipped up a batch this morning. they are heaven. (if you aren't a coconut fan you can roll them in cocoa instead of coconut and you won't even notice the coconut in the rest of the truffle.) these are reeeally easy, so so good!

chocolate coconut truffles

1/2 c. coconut oil/butter, warmed to soften
3/4 c. agave nectar
2 t. vanilla
1/4 t. sea salt

blend above in food processor and then add:

1 c. coconut (add 1/2 c. at a time)

process until blended. transfer to a bowl and add:

2 c. dark, sifted cocoa powder

stir until well blended. refrigerate about 10 minutes or until slightly set. roll into balls and then roll in cocoa or coconut. store in airtight container in refrigerator. 


12 comments:

Tara said...

Sounds really good! Where do you buy your coconut oil/butter?

{lizzythebotanist} said...

tara-any grocery store should have it. mine is lou ana brand in a cylindrical container with a yellow label. i have no idea if that's a good brand or not but it worked great. i've never really used it before, but i'm excited to try it in some other recipes.

Emily said...

Gross.

Can't you make like a peanut butter, caramel truffle?

bulkleybunch said...

for real you can't taste the coconut? the picture is amazing. how do you make food look so pretty? love you!

buddens said...

mmmm .. those look so good! i tried a recipe for a healthy, no bake treat a while back that BOMBED. like pearl harbor. so it's nice to know something actually worked! and we already have some of costco's agave nectar. perfect!

Alifinale said...

Sure looks pretty but I will take your word for it. I guarantee I could taste the coconut.

But I just love when you have been craving something and you get to make it. Happy day for you.

Harris Family said...

I think Im going to make them for Vday for ROberts co workers (all ladies) to butter em up!

Bri!!! said...

sounds so yummy. What could I use to substitute the agave? I've read agave is as bad as HFCS. I wonder if maple syrup or honey could work. I LOVE coconut!

Charlotte and Dugan Frehner said...

total Success. They were super easy. Thanks for the info about the coconut oil. It was super easy to find. They taste yummy and I can't wait to take them to Studio tomorrow and see what my classmates think. Thanks so much for the recipe.

A note to those who make these wonderful truffles. I LOVE Chocolate but the few truffles that I rolled in Coco were to strong. I would personally sick with just rolling them in coconut.

{lizzythebotanist} said...

char-the cocoa rolled truffles are definitely intense. i actually rolled mine in light cocoa rather than dark and it takes it down a notch, but i agree that they are much better rolled in coconut. problem is some people are crazy and don't like the stuff ;) glad you liked them, though!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

note: steve couldn't taste the coconut (he's a coconut disliker).

Laura CaƱate said...

This looks yum. You know my address...please send.