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Coconut truffles piled in a glass cup
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Coconut Truffles

These easy 3-ingredient Coconut Truffles are the simplest treat in the world to make. The results are smooth and creamy coconut chocolate truffles covered in snowy sweetened shredded coconut.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Refrigeration Time2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Servings: 22 truffles
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Trang



  • 1 can unsweetened coconut cream or coconut milk, 13.5 oz, note
  • 1 bag dark chocolate melting wafer 50% cocoa, 10 oz
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • Refrigerate the can of coconut cream the night before to separate the top cream from the liquid. Scoop the cream out of the can using a spoon, leaving all of the clear liquid behind.
  • Add the coconut cream to a heatproof glass bowl along with the chocolate melting wafer, heat the bowl over a simmering pot of water until the chocolate melts, stirring with a spatula. Turn off the heat and continue to stir until smooth. Allow the bowl to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 1.5 - 2 hours.
  • When the chocolate truffle mixture solidifies but still malleable, take it out of the fridge and portion into 1” balls with a small ice cream scoop.
  • Add sweetened shredded coconut to a small bowl. Roll the coconut truffles in the coconut to cover completely.
  • Serve immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


  • Only use the top cream portion from the can of coconut cream or coconut milk. The cream alone weighs about 7 oz.
  • If you can find coconut cream, it contains a bit more of the cream than just coconut milk.
  • If using coconut milk, make sure it is full fat, don’t use light or the kind in the carton.
  • I use Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers which is about 50% cocoa. You can use anything between 40% - 60% cocoa.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers and serve straight from the fridge.
  • Use the leftover coconut water from the can to make smoothies.


Serving: 26g | Calories: 121kcal