One afternoon when I was clearing out one of our kitchen cupboards I found an unopened bag of desiccated coconut and got to thinking what I could make. It was with this that I came up with these chocolate coconut truffles which I have fallen in love with. These truffles are the perfect healthy afternoon pick-you-up ?. Made with healthy ingredients they are 90% guilt free. I have in fact covered them in dark chocolate but if you are vegan or trying to be healthier you could use a chocolate such as Ombar or IQ chocolate to melt over as these are both sugar free and dairy free. I just used a very dark bar of chocolate from Waitrose. Carry on scrolling to find out how to make these scrummy balls of goodness.
200 grams desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 tablespoons frozen raspberries
200 grams dark chocolate
The most fun part of making these balls and also baking cakes and cookies is the decorating. It is a chance to get creative and have a fun time making everything look pretty. The ingredients that I used were popping candy, frozen raspberries and chocolate mulberries.
•Melt the coconut oil over a low heat in a medium-sized pan
•Grind the frozen raspberries in a pestle and mortar until you have created a fine dust
•Add the desiccated coconut, vanilla essence and ground frozen raspberries to the melted coconut oil and mix everything together
•Spread out your ingredients on a baking sheet and place in the fridge for 20 minutes
•Once your mixture is chilled you can handle it better and form it into small balls
•Once you have formed all of your balls, place them back in the fridge for 5 minutes
(this step isn’t 100% necessary, it just helps keep the balls solid when you roll them about in the chocolate)
•Melt the dark chocolate over a low heat in a small pan
•One by one, roll each ball around in the chocolate and pick it out with a spoon
•Carefully lay them on a baking sheet
•Decorate your truffles before the chocolate sets
•Leave the chocolate truffles to set in a cool room. If you are in a rush you can place them in a fridge
which makes them taste amazing but the chocolate may bloom.
SHOP ☆ COCONUT TRUFFLES
Have fun making these chocolate coconut truffles and tag me in any pictures.
I hope you all have a fantastic romantic weekend. What are your plans?