German Chocolate Truffles – coconut pecan german chocolate filling rolled into bite-size balls and dipped in chocolate.

German Chocolate Truffles in small paper wrappers topped with toasted coconut

Bite sized treats like these German Chocolate Truffles are not only cute, they make the perfect personalized treats. Perfect for parties, holiday gifts, of just a sweet indulgence on the weekend.

One german chocolate truffle with a bite taken out to reveal the german chocolate filling.

These truffles were inspired by my LOVE for German chocolate cake. My favorite German chocolate cake recipe has the most amazing coconut pecan frosting. Whenever we make it everyone wants to eat that stuff straight with a spoon.

An overhead view of German Chocolate Truffles in paper bakery cups and topped with toasted coconut.

I adapted my recipe to make it a little thicker for these truffles. Roll the filling into little balls and dip them in melted chocolate. DELICIOUS! Such a fun, simple and yummy treat. These may just be my neighbor Christmas gifts this year.A hand holding a German Chocolate Truffles that has a bite taken out to reveal the german chocolate filling.

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German Chocolate Truffles
Prep 25 minutes
Cook 5 hours
Total 5 hours 25 minutes
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  • To a medium saucepan add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, egg yolks, evaporated milk and flour. Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium heat. 
  • Stir constantly for several minutes until the mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and stir vanilla, pecans and coconut.
  • Pour mixture into a tupperware, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until completely cooled.
  • Place a piece of wax or parchment paper over a large plate or cookie sheet. Grease your hands with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Scoop out small spoonfuls of the mixture and gently roll into a ball. Place the balls on the wax paper. Place them in the freezer for about 10-20 minutes, or until firm.
  • When you're ready to dip them, add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15-20 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  • Use a fork to lower the balls into the melted chocolate, turning them to coat. Place on the sheet with wax paper and allow to set. 
  • If you live in a warmer/humid climate, place them in the fridge until set. Refrigerate, covered, to store.


Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 0.6mg

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  1. These German Chocolate Truffles are excellent. They turned out perfectly. I also used milk chocolate for some of them and milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate coatings were both delicious. thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. I can’t wait to try this recipe. This is probably a silly question but have you ever shipped them? If so, how did they hold up?

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