• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 40 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Here is an easy French dessert recipe that you can try – coconut chocolate truffle.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Rachel Khoo.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 300g desiccated coconut
  • 85g sugar
  • 85g icing sugar
  • Generous pinch of sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 70g coconut flakes, roughly chopped


  1. Grind the desiccated coconut in a blender until you have a finer, stickier mixture.
  2. Set up a bain marie or double boiler with a pan of simmering water.
  3. Measure out the sugars and place in the bowl. Whisk in the egg and set over the pan of water.
  4. Whisk continuously until the mixture turns very pale and creamy. Take off the heat at this point and let it cool a little.
  5. Stir in the desiccated coconut and sea salt, until everything is well combined.
  6. While the mixture is still warm, form the dough into little balls in the palm of your hand, about the size of truffles.
  7. Heat the bain marie or double boiler again and place the chocolate in a clean heat proof bowl to melt the chocolate.
  8. Dip the coconut balls in the chocolate and sprinkle it with flaked coconut. You can use a truffle fork, or simply dunk them in the chocolate and fish them out with a fork or palette knife.
  9. Leave to dry on a wire rack or baking tray and place in the fridge to set.

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