Saturday, November 22, 2008

Holiday Recipe: Coconut Truffles

Lets Get Ready to Celebrate!
What a busy week we all have ahead of us. I am sure that everyone is swamped doing their last minute running before the mad dash on Wednesday to the grocery store. I was looking through holiday recipes today and found this brand new recipe to share with you. I can't wait to enjoy these with our family this Holiday Season! Stay tuned for a holiday recipe sharing later this week!
This recipe yields approximately 32 truffles...
8 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 (14 ounce) package of flaked coconut
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of butter
1 (24 ounce) package chocolate almond bark
1 Homemade Gourmet Basic Cheesecake Mix
In a large mixing bowl, combine cheesecake mix, 6 cups powdered sugar, coconut, condensed milk, and butter. Using stand mixer or heavy duty spoon, combine ingredients until well blended. Dough will be thick and firm. Dust a large serving platter with powdered sugar, roll truffle dough into 1 inch balls (if dough is too sticky to roll into balls easily, add powdered sugar in ½ cup increments and work into dough). Place balls on prepared platter. Repeat until all truffle dough is used. Freeze for 30 minutes or until truffle balls are firm. Break almond bark into large pieces and place in small deep microwave safe bowl. Melt bark on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave on high in 15 second increments until bark is completely melted. Lay out a long sheet of wax paper on countertop. Remove truffles from freezer. Insert toothpick in truffle, dip into melted bark until coated, tap the side of the bowl to remove excess bark. Place coated truffle on wax paper and twist toothpick to release truffle; using a small spoon, dab small amount of melted bark on truffle to cover toothpick hole. Repeat with remaining truffles. Allow truffles to dry at room temperature until bark has hardened, about 30 minutes. Store coated truffles in airtight container.

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When: November 22nd- December 5th

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Mandi said...

I'm so glad you commented today! I lost the link to your other blog...can you give it to me again?

Kelly said...

Hey Jennifer:
Those truffles sound AWESOME! I have to make them!
My e-mail is if you can e-mail me!