Yield: 36

Dark Chocolate with Coconut Truffles

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes

Trinidads – Dark chocolate truffles with toasted coconut taste so much better when you make them yourself! Spend a fraction of what you’d drop at the candy counter with this easy to follow recipe.


  • 7 ounce bag sweetened coconut, shredded
  • 16 ounce Ghirardelli dark chocolate bars (or morsels)
  • ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 16 ounce Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers


  1. On large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out coconut. Toast in a 250 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, mixing and turning halfway through. Set aside to cool. (store in ziploc if not ready to use)
  2. In large saucepan, heat heavy cream until very warm (not boiling). Add in butter and melt completely on low heat, stirring constantly. Add in chocolate bars or morsels and stir continuously until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a shallow glass bowl. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and scoop chocolate in one teaspoon sized balls. Place each truffle on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat ball making until all mixture is used. Freeze truffles one to two hours.
  5. Melt white chocolate wafers in microwave safe bowl, for 1 minutes, stir until smooth. Stir in 1 ¼ cup of toasted coconut.
  6. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle into white chocolate, tapping toothpick on side of bowl to shake off excess. Place dipped truffle on parchment lined baking sheet. Re-dip toothpick in white chocolate and touch up each truffle so no toothpick holes are seen.
  7. Refrigerate dipped truffles 30 minutes to set completely. Enjoy cold!


  • Store in covered container in refrigerator or freeze in airtight container until ready to serve.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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