Buttery Coconut Shortbread Truffles

Homemade truffles are mightily impressive, but are very simple to master
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End your dinner party with these delicate, sweet, chocolate and coconut truffles.

This recipe is courtesy of Walkers Shortbread.

20
Servings
260
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 235  Grams  shortbread, such as Walkers Gluten-Free Shortbread Rounds
  • 8  Ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 2  Cups  sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 10  Ounces  semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2  Tablespoons  coconut oil

Directions

Place 140 grams of the shortbread in a large Ziploc bag, and crush them into fine crumbs.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the coconut, vanilla, and shortbread crumbs. Beat until well combined.

Use your hands to portion the dough into bite-size truffles, and smooth them into round balls.

Place the remaining shortbread in the empty Ziploc bag. Crush them into fine crumbs. Transfer the crumbs to a shallow bowl or plate, and roll each truffle in the crumbs.

Place the crumb-coated truffles on a baking tray. Chill in the freezer for at least half an hour.

Combine the chocolate and coconut oil in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds to melt. Stir to make sure it is smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the truffles, and sprinkle with any remaining shortbread crumbs.

Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate has set. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
38µg
5%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
57mg
8%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
147mg
10%
Water
15g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Butter Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Butter Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

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