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Toasted Coconut Mocha Truffles Recipe

Updated on August 11, 2016
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Glimmer has been writing recipes online for almost 4 years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.


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Easy toasted coconut mocha truffle recipe made with brownie mix and only a few other ingredients.
Easy toasted coconut mocha truffle recipe made with brownie mix and only a few other ingredients. | Source

I usually drink one cup of coffee a day. I'll drink it before I go into the office, or, if pressed for time, I grab a cup at work. Because the office has one of those individual coffee makers, I get a choice of what flavor I want.

My go to flavor is always the coconut mocha brew. That is one great cup of coffee. The coconut and the mocha aren't overpowering, but add just the right amount of flavor.

The other day I was thinking about that combination, and it made me want to turn it into something else, something sweet that I could enjoy at home. I came up with this toasted coconut mocha truffle recipe.

It uses a brownie mix for the center so it's pretty easy to make. It's also a nice way to turn a plain brownie into something delightful.

The truffle has a soft chewy center with a light mocha flavor and shreds of moist coconut. The outside is a hard coating of mocha flavored semisweet chocolate chips which is a nice contrast to the sweet filling.

The crunchy toasted coconut on top adds another layer of texture and flavor that finishes the truffle off perfectly.

Enjoy!

I'd love to hear what you think about this recipe!

4.9 stars from 8 ratings of Toasted Coconut Mocha Truffles
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 24 - 30 truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix, family size for a 13x9 inch pan
  • 6 tablespoons instant coffee grounds
  • 1 7 oz. bag shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 24 oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
Ingredients needed for the toasted coconut mocha truffle recipe.
Ingredients needed for the toasted coconut mocha truffle recipe. | Source

Directions

  1. Prepare the brownies as directed on the package. Mix in 1/2 of the shredded coconut and 3 - 4 tablespoons of the instant coffee into the batter. Bake as directed. Keep an eye on the brownies while they are baking. You don't want to over bake them. Once ready, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  2. While the oven is still warm, toast the remaining coconut on a baking sheet. I just use the residual heat in the oven to do this. Note: If you've never toasted coconut before, keep an eye on it. It can quickly go from golden brown to charred. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once the baked brownies are cool enough to handle, cut away the harder edges, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the sides of the pan. Those edges get to be the cook's treat!
  4. Crumble up the brownies into a large bowl. Use a spoon or fork to stir them until they form a soft dough-like texture. Roll into 1 inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Put the truffle centers into the freezer for about 25 minutes, or until firm and cool.
  5. In a double boiler, melt the semisweet chocolate chips and the remaining instant coffee grounds. Stir until smooth and remove from the heat. I leave the melted chocolate on the double boiler just to keep it from cooling too quickly.
  6. Dip the cooled brownie balls into the melted chocolate and completely coat them. Tap off excess chocolate and place the truffle onto a cooling rack. Quickly sprinkle with toasted coconut before the chocolate sets.
  7. Cool completely in the refrigerator. Once cold, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Step 1: Prepare the Brownie Mix

Boxed brownie batter mixed with tender coconut flakes.
Boxed brownie batter mixed with tender coconut flakes. | Source

Step 2: Cut Away the Crunchy Edges

The harder edges get cut away from the brownies before forming the truffle centers.
The harder edges get cut away from the brownies before forming the truffle centers. | Source

Step 3: Crumble and Stir the Baked Brownies

Break up the baked brownies until a cake like paste forms.
Break up the baked brownies until a cake like paste forms. | Source

Step 4: Form One-Inch Balls and Freeze

Baked brownies shaped into 1" balls form the truffle centers.
Baked brownies shaped into 1" balls form the truffle centers. | Source

Step 5: Toast the Coconut

Toasted coconut ready to sprinkle.
Toasted coconut ready to sprinkle. | Source

How to Toast Coconut Flakes

Toasting coconut flakes, or shredded coconut, is simple.

Preheat the oven to 350° and cover a baking sheet with flaked or shredded coconut. The baking sheet should be covered thinly in one layer of coconut.

Place in the oven for about 5 minutes. Check on it frequently, stirring the coconut each time. Keep a close eye on it. It can go from golden brown to burnt rapidly. Once it starts turning golden brown, remove from the oven and cool completely.

You can also toast the flakes on the stove top. Heat a pan to medium heat and add the coconut to it. Stir frequently and remove from heat as soon as it starts turning golden brown. You'll start to get a nice toasted coconut smell too.

Step 6: Melt the Chocolate, Dip the Truffles in It, and Sprinkle With Coconut

Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top of the dipped truffles before the chocolate hardens.
Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top of the dipped truffles before the chocolate hardens. | Source

Cool Completely and Enjoy the Finished Truffle

Toasted coconut mocha truffle recipe made with brownie mix and a few other ingredients.
Toasted coconut mocha truffle recipe made with brownie mix and a few other ingredients. | Source

Other Flavor Combinations With Coconut That You Might Enjoy

 
coconut and orange
coconut and lemon
coconut and lime
coconut and raspberry
coconut and blueberry
coconut and blackberry
Toasted coconut mocha truffles recipe made with brownie mix and a few other ingredients.
Toasted coconut mocha truffles recipe made with brownie mix and a few other ingredients. | Source

I'm pretty confident that you'll love these toasted coconut mocha truffles as much as I do. They make a lovely addition to a dessert table or a really nice hostess gift.

Serve with coffee or tea, or just pop one into your mouth when no one is looking. Whichever way you want to eat them, you'll enjoy them.

© 2015 Glimmer Twin Fan

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      Linda Lum 16 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Ohmygoodness, you had me with coconut. Then chocolate. Add in coffee flavor?? I am swooning. These look very easy (thank you for the clear instructions), and sigh-worthy.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Thanks so much Carb Diva - These really are good. Nice and rich so I only need to eat one at a time. I hope you give them a try. I appreciate the visit!

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      Chantelle Porter 16 months ago from Chicago

      I love coconut and will eat anything with chocolate. Definitely going to try these.

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      peachy 16 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      i gave you 5 stars! Too good to see, just wish these mocha are in front of me now... sigh!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Hi Chantelle - Glad you like this combination. It does taste good. I like coconut too. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Thanks very much peachpurple - Glad you liked the recipe so much. I hope you make it some day.

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      Rebecca Mealey 16 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These truffles look divine. Mouth-watering photos! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Donna 16 months ago from USA

      These truffles look amazingly yummy and good! I'm not much of a coconut fan, but these little balls would also be great rolled in crushed almonds. Thinking ahead to the holidays, these goodies would make a lovely gift for someone with a sweet tooth! Definitely pinned for special gatherings and holiday gifts!

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      Bill Holland 16 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I took a look at the picture, saw the word "chocolate" and decided on the spot that I would try this. Thanks for the recipe, my friend.

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      carolynkaye 16 months ago from USA

      Wow these look so good! I'm going to have to try them. Thanks for sharing and great job with all the beautiful photos and clear instructions.

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      Joyfulcrown 16 months ago

      Thank you so much for sharing this. I have sometime new that I can take to family events.

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      serenity 16 months ago from columbia

      definitely going to try this. i love chocolate.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Thanks so much Rebecca - I took the remaining ones into the office today and people seemed to like them so that was a good sign. I know we all liked them here at home, but I don't need a whole tray of truffles sitting around the house just waiting to be eaten!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Hi Donna - I agree wholeheartedly that these would be great at the holidays. I make cookie trays for people and was thinking about adding these to the mix. I like the idea of almonds too. Almond and mocha is a nice combination. Thanks for reading and the support!

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      Bill De Giulio 16 months ago from Massachusetts

      Glimmer, these look wonderful. Two of my favorite things are chocolate and coconut so this is the perfect combination. And they look easy to make, due to the great directions. Well done.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      I'm on the same page with you Bill, anything chocolate is great in my mind, except of course if it hazelnut, then forget it. Yuck, but this truffle is awesome and easy to make to. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Rose Clearfield 16 months ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Yum! What a fabulous combination of ingredients and so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Thanks so much carolynkaye - I appreciate your kind comments and hope you give them a try soon. Let me know what you think.

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      RTalloni 16 months ago from the short journey

      I don't think your confidence is misplaced. Chocolate, coconut, and coffee--three foods that should be at the top of the food pyramid!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      I bet these will be a bit hit at your next family gathering Joyfulcrown. Thanks so much for checking out my recipe and I hope you enjoy your truffles!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Thank you bon appitit - I hope you enjoy them as much as my family did. I took the rest to my office and they enjoyed them there too!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 16 months ago

      Bill - I hope you give them a try, they really are good. I took the ones that were left to my office and they were quickly gone. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 15 months ago

      Hi randomcreative - I hope you are well and I appreciate you stopping by. If you give these a try, let me know how you like them. They are definitely on my "go to" list now. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 15 months ago

      Chocolate should really be at the top of the food pyramid in my humble opinion. Adding the coconut and coffee really bump these up. Glad you liked the recipe and I hope you give it a try! Thanks for commenting.

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      Deb Hirt 15 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, I can do this with my gluten free brownie mix. Woo-hoo!

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      Liz Elias 15 months ago from Oakley, CA

      Looks delish! Congrats on getting featured on the HP Facebook page, where I found this recipe!

      This will be a great treat for our annual pot-luck holiday dessert pig-out. ;-)

      Pinned and shared back to FB with hints to my daughters. LOL

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 15 months ago

      I'm glad you can do this to fit your dietary needs aviannovice! I never even considered that when I was writing it, but it's something I should start keeping in mind. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 15 months ago

      Hi DzyMsLizzy - Thanks so much! I was excited when I saw that it was shared on HubPage's facebook page. This is definitely a good treat for a big picnic dessert table. Thanks for all of the shares!

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      FlourishAnyway 15 months ago from USA

      This would be good for Christmas, too. Oh, how delicious looking.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 15 months ago

      I somehow missed this comment. Sorry about that! I think it would be great for a cookie tray or gift at Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Mordred Amber-Blythe 15 months ago from Bucharest,Romania

      I love truffles !This is a very creative and tasty-looking recipe.I will definitely give it a try!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 15 months ago

      Hi Mihnea Andreescu - So glad you like the recipe and I hope you give them a try. I think you'll like them! Have a great day.

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      Kristen Howe 14 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Glimmer, this looks deliciously amazing to make and to eat, too. I would love to give it a try this fall season. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 14 months ago

      Hi Kristen - These definitely are winners. They went really quickly when I took some into my office. I hope you like them too.

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      Kristen Howe 14 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Hi Glimmer. It sure does sounds like it. I'll let you know when I get a chance to make a batch real soon.

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      Sajib 11 months ago from Bangladesh

      There are so many kinds of recipes on the world that we can hardly think of. The author has discussed about the making such a wonderful recipe from coconut. The steps are discussed in a fine manner. Anyone looking to make these tasty truffles can be greatly helped by reading this post. Also the author has suggested some other combinations that we can try out with the coconut. So if you are coconut lover, then you should not waste your time and start making the dishes immediately!! After all the pictures tell you what you are going to get in your mouth!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 11 months ago

      Thank you breathing. I appreciate your kind comments and I'm glad you like the recipe. I hope you give it a try sometime.

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      Bill De Giulio 11 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Glimmer. Congratulations on the HOTD. Well deserved.

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      Kristen Howe 11 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Glimmer, I'm stopping by to congratulate you on another HOTD! Kudos! I'll be trying this recipe this spring. ;-0

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      Geri McClymont 11 months ago from Colorado

      Oooh these look delicious and perfect for a special occasion. I like that they're easy to make and don't require too many ingredients. Congrats on HOTD!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 11 months ago

      Thanks so much Bill. I appreciate it!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 11 months ago

      Thanks Kristen! Have a great day.

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      Kristen Howe 11 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      My pleasure Glimmer. You too!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 11 months ago

      Hi gerimcclyn - They are easy, but look like one spent a lot of time on them. I hope you give them a try. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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