What can chocolate do to you? Well it made me go nuts and next thing was I was frantically searching for ingredients to make something quickly. I just had to make something chocolaty after being featured in Times Of India's Chennai Times today ! We all need small reasons to be happy and being featured with Chennai's talented bunch of bakers is perfect platform to celebrate. I am not harsh on myself when it comes to diet (Ahem Ahem...) so I'm game for anything with chocolate !
Today's Chocolate Coconut Truffles is the result of my instant craving and pretty darn amazing recipe if you have leftover chocolate ganache in your refrigerator. They are INSANELY EASY ! Yes, you got to trust me ! Evil me is eating one after another :-D I just hope my son and hubby gets to eat a few at least.
200 gms of Semi sweet or bittersweet Chocolate chips ( High Quality, above 60% or higher)
1/2 Heavy cream
1 cup shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp Coconut extract
19-20 Nutty chocolate ball candy
Take a pan, pour heavy cream and bring the cream to a simmer. Don't forget to stir in between and scrape down the sides with a spatula every few minutes. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and mix until smooth. Add coconut extract and stir well. Ideally you should make this a day ahead and let this chocolate ganache sit for a while in refrigerator. If making immediately then allow to cool and then place in the refrigerator for minimum tow hours. Take out the chocolate ganache bowl add 1/2 cup shredded coconut and mix well.
Roll into 1 1/2" balls and place one nutty chocolate candy in the center, roll between the palm of your hands into lemon size balls and finally roll them in shredded coconut or until they are completely covered. Keep the truffles in the fridge for an hour to chill and serve them after dinner.
- Do leave the truffles outside before consuming as the coconut in it makes the truffles harden inside the fridge.
- I personally like my coconut chocolate truffles little soft so I let them sit in normal temperature.
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