A very simple and easy recipe, beautiful chocolate truffles made with fresh coconut and plump juicy golden raisins. If you can get fresh coconut then it's worth it, but if you can't just use dried and it will still be delicious. Only four ingredients, and even more fun if you have a helper to help you roll them out! They're not as rich and sweet as other truffles, and I dare you to try and stop at just one! They also make lovely gifts (since it's that time of year), just place in a little gift box lined with some tissue paper.
2 1/2 cups freshly grated coconut flesh (about 1 coconut)
1/3 cup golden raisins, chopped
1/2 cup castor sugar
200g dark chocolate, chopped up
1. Combine the grated coconut, sugar and raisins in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat until all the sugar is melted.
2. Remove from the heat and add the chopped dark chocolate, stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
3. Set the mixture aside to cool, then refrigerate for 10 minutes to help it firm up.
4. Roll bit of the mixture out into bite sized balls and put into little patty pans (or roll in cocoa).
5. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
Makes about 24 kisses.
This month I'm featuring lots of recipes from Brazil!
Check out my other Brazilian recipe posts:
This post is also part of the December Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. The theme for this month is Heavenly Holiday Truffles, which is right up my alley. I love truffles and I love experimenting with different flavours, here are some of my other truffle recipes - they're all vegan of course: