German Chocolate Truffles
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German Chocolate Truffles

German Chocolate Truffles - coconut pecan german chocolate filling rolled into bite-size balls and dipped in chocolate.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 12 ounce bags chocolate chips , good quality chocolate

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 3.9% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 4.7% | Iron: 3.3%