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Coconut Rum Truffles

Coconut Rum Truffles

Total Time: 04h 20m
Hands-on Time: 00h 20m
Makes: 23 servings

These rum delicacies are an adult dessert! They are surprisingly simple to make — and fun-messy! And perfect for prepare-ahead entertaining. To give as a gift, pack each in paper candy cups, then place in a pretty tin.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Frontier Co-op® Almond Flavor (non-alcoholic)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut, divided

Directions

  1. Add rum, cream, egg yolk, sugar, almond extract, and 1/2 cup of the coconut. Whisk until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Roll into one-inch balls, then roll the balls in the remaining 1 cup coconut. Set on waxed paper to harden. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or in the freezer for up to one month.
  3. In a small, heavy saucepan (or double boiler), melt butter and chocolate together until smooth. Remove from heat.