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Coconut Truffles

Love at First Bite

Featuring Vallery Lomas @FOODIEINNEWYORK for Food Network



Recipe

serves: 16 truffles
active time: 30 minutes
total time: 45 minutes
preparation: easy

Description

We partnered with Food Network and Vallery Lomas to create these bite-size Valentine's Day confections that pair perfectly with your favorite Seagram’s Escapes Flavors! You can upgrade the almonds to macadamia nuts to complete the tropical-inspired flavor profile.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut


Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment.

  • Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a large bowl. Add the sweetened coconut, almonds and condensed milk. Stir to combine.

  • Remove a heaping tablespoon of the coconut mixture and use the palms of your hands to roll it into a ball about 1 1/4 inches in diameter and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining coconut mixture. Refrigerate the truffles until firm, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add the white chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave on 50 percent power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in the shortening to combine.

  • Add the unsweetened coconut to a small bowl. Dip a truffle into the melted chocolate to coat completely, then use 2 forks to lift it out, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off. Place the truffle in the unsweetened coconut and roll to coat, then return to the baking sheet and allow the chocolate to set, about 20 minutes. Repeat to coat the remaining truffles.

  • Enjoy immediately or store the truffles in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.


Photograph of Vallrey Lomas's coconut truffles
Photograph of Vallrey Lomas

Check out Vallery's other recipe here: Love at First Sip Mimosa

Created by Vallery Lomas

Vallery Lomas is the author of the new cookbook 'Life Is What You Bake It,' an Eater, Publisher's Weekly, Thrillist, Taste of Home (and more!) "Best of 2021" cookbook Vallery is the winner of The Great American Baking Show and host of the Food Network Kitchen and Foodnetwork.com digital show 'Vallery Bakes Your Questions.' She has also appeared on CNN, the Today show, Live with Kelly & Ryan, the History Channel, and the Hallmark Channel. She is a columnist and recipe contributor to the New York Times.

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Vallery attended college and law school in Los Angeles. She spent a year in Paris teaching English to French speaking high school students, while perfecting her French and pastry skills. When Vallery returned to the United States she practiced law in New York City for 8 years before starting her career (and calling!) as a baker and food personality.