Almond-Coconut Truffles
Recipe Type: Dessert, Chocolate, Candy
Serves: 2-3 dozen truffles
If you like Almond Joy bars, you will love these sweet bites. A whole almonds hides in the center of chocolate-dipped coconut for a delicious treat. Adapted from Epicurious.
  • 5 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole roasted almonds
  • 16 ounces milk or dark chocolate
  1. In a large bowl, combine coconut, powdered sugar, condensed milk, vanilla and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Shape coconut mixture into 1-inch balls, pressing a whole almond into the center of each ball. Reshape the coconut mixture around the almond.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and return to microwave for 30 second intervals, until smooth.
  5. Dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet to set. Drizzle with additional chocolate, if desired.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at