Pink Coconut Truffles
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These are very pretty truffles that would look pretty on a dessert tray and would be great as a valentine gift. Cook time includes chill time.
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 55mins
- 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup butter, cut up
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- pink food coloring (optional) or red food coloring (optional)
- 6 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut up
- 1⁄4 cup white chocolate baking square
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine semisweet chocolate, whipping cream, and butter. Microcook, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth. If necessary, return chocolate mixture to microwave and cook on high for 30 seconds more; stir until smooth.
- Stir 2/3 cup coconut into the chocolate mixture. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1 1/2 hours. Line two baking sheets with nonstick foil or lightly greased foil. Drop chocolate mixture from rounded teaspoons onto prepared sheets. Cover with waxed paper; freeze for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, tint remaining coconut, if desired, by combining coconut and 1 to 2 drops of gel pink food coloring or red food coloring; toss until coconut is tinted. Roll the chocolates between the palms of your hands into round balls, wetting hands if necessary. Roll the chocolate balls in remaining coconut; cover and refrigerate.
- Let truffles stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
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