Recipe by Kimmie Kooks
Chewy toasted coconut plays off the creamy, coconut-scented white chocolate ganache filling. Like tiny snowballs, they add a pretty contrast to a plate of dark chocolate truffles.
- 12 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- In large heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, heat chocolate, stirring, until half is melted. Remove from heat.
- Meanwhile, in saucepan, heat cream with butter just until butter melts and bubbles form around edge of pan. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and coconut extract. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
- Using melon baller or teaspoon, drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto 2 waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Gently roll each to round off completely. Freeze until hard, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Cover and freeze for up to 1 day.).
- Coating: Toast coconut on baking sheet in 375°F (190°C) oven, stirring twice, until light golden, 10 minutes. Let cool.
- In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt half of the chocolate, stirring. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Remove 1 pan of the truffles from freezer; using 2 forks, dip each into chocolate, tapping forks on edge of bowl to remove excess. Roll in coconut. Return to waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until coating is hardened, 2 hours.
- In clean bowl, repeat with remaining chocolate, truffles and coconut. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.) Place in paper candy cups.
- Tip: If all of the chocolate does not melt after hot cream mixture has been added, place bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water and whisk until smooth.