Ginger Coconut Truffles

When he tasted these, my boyfriend said, “Did you come up with this in your own head?”.  Why yes, I did.  He knows I pretty much improvise most of what I do (with a notepad, since having started the blog), but these were so good he had to ask.

After my first bite, I said, “It’s a good thing these are a gift, otherwise we’d go through them way too quickly!”

If you’ve still got some gifts to figure out, these will do the trick!  They a very easy to make and only call for 4 ingredients. Here we go:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups flaked coconut (I used large flakes)
  • 1/2 cup candied ginger, chopped + extra ginger for garnish if you wish
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate (I used semi-sweet chips)

How to:

  1. In the food processor, put in coconut…and blend and blend and blend, until it turns into a butter.  Scrape down the sides every few minutes. You can let it go for 15-20 minutes
  2. When it looks like it’s not getting any creamier, add the coconut oil and the ginger
    1. Pulse a little
    2. blend a lot
  3. Once it’s well blended, transfer to  a bowl
  4. Wash your hands!
  5. Roll and press the mixture into truffle sized balls, and put them on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet
  6. When you’re done making your balls, put them in the freezer, they’ll be a little easier to handle with the chocolate
  7. Melt your chocolate!  I like to use a double broiler…careful not to burn it
  8. When it’s nice and melty, get the the balls out of the freezer, and remove bowl of chocolate.  Set yourself up with everything in a row on the counter.
  9. Dip the balls in the chocolate one at a time.  You might want to use 2 metal spoons to help with your manoeuvering
  10. When each one is well coated, gently transfer it to the parchment
  11. When they’re all ready, add your optional ginger garnish
  12. Place in the fridge to set.Optional step:
  13. Don’t waste any chocolate. Be sure to lick all spoons and clean the bowl by eating before washing your equipment.

Reminder:  If this is a gift, you might want to make a double batch…or you’ll risk eating too many.  Here’s a look at the inside:

Tomorrow: Cranberry White Chocolate Truffles! Thursday: Your fancy looking, but easy to make Christmas Breakfast.

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