Coconut Cream Truffles

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This Coconut Cream Truffles recipe is one of the easiest dessert recipes of all times. The decadent fusion between coconut and dark chocolate speaks for itself because the flavours go so well hand-in-hand, you’ll forget about other desserts for a while. With each bite, you’ll enjoy the combination of chocolate and real shredded coconut leaving that enjoyable aftertaste. It’s a perfect snack to take for picnic and potluck. With easy and just under seven budget friendly ingredients, you’ll be able to make your guests and the kids happy. The kids will surely say bye-bye to store-bought candy that has all the unwanted ingredients like soy, palm oil and not to mention the preservatives.

Coconut flakes have a natural sweetness and a nutty flavor that adds a distinct taste to dessert recipes. Their dense texture is also another factor why they replace food grains. Coconut flour is one of the top preferred flours among other grain flours because to begin with it is not a flour but coconut that is finely ground. Coconut flour is low in carb and healthier because of its fiber content. Always use unsweetened coconut flakes to get maximum health benefits and to keep it low in sugar. Since there is sweetened condensed milk already added to the recipe, you probably may not want your treats way too sweeter. You can find unsweetened coconut at any health food store or baking store and sometimes called as ‘desiccated’ coconut. You can shredded coconut in your kitchen by throwing coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a course texture. Besides the essential health benefits that unsweetened coconut nutrition has to offer, it is also low in carbs and supplies lauric acid to your system which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. There is no better reason than this to make treats that have coconut in them.

You can make this scrumptious recipe even more delicious by adding almonds or any other nuts of your choice. Think pecans, cashews or even macadamia nuts. Adding pure vanilla extract also gives it a good flavour as opposed to using just an artificial vanilla flavor. You get many good brands in the market like Neilson-Massey or Madagascar for a top notch vanilla extract. You can also dust these truffles with powdered cinnamon on top of the coconut flakes as well. Add chopped raisins or dates for that wonderful twist of natural sweetness. Mint goes well with chocolate, so go ahead and add some peppermint essence in this recipe. You need to add less than a teaspoon since the essence is concentrated, a little goes a long way. Make these truffles for special occasions like birthdays or during the holidays to give them as stocking stuffers. You can even gift your loved ones these handmade chocolate truffles for special occasions like Valentine’s day or anniversaries. When you’re picking chocolate to prepare this recipe, make sure you buy the fair trade organic chocolate with at least 70 percent or more cacao in it. This ensures less sugar and processing in the chocolate and yields maximum health benefits from that dark chocolate has to give. Dark chocolate is a potent source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron.

Thank you to Samantha Merritt at the Real House Moms food blog for sharing this delicious Coconut Cream Truffles recipe with us. Do check out her blog for more dessert recipes that are simple and easy. This Coconut Cream Truffles recipe is exceptionally tasty and one-of-a-kind among many other chocolate dessert recipes. Make some today!

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