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Toasted Coconut Mocha Truffles Recipe

Claudia has been writing recipes online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

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.

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!

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour

25 min

1 hour 25 min

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Step 5: Toast the Coconut

Toasted coconut ready to sprinkle.

Toasted coconut ready to sprinkle.

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.

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.

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.

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 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 22, 2016:

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.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 22, 2016:

My pleasure Glimmer. You too!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 22, 2016:

Thanks Kristen! Have a great day.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 22, 2016:

Thanks so much Bill. I appreciate it!

Geri McClymont on February 21, 2016:

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!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 21, 2016:

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

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on February 21, 2016:

Hi Glimmer. Congratulations on the HOTD. Well deserved.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 21, 2016:

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

TANJIM ARAFAT SAJIB from Bangladesh on February 19, 2016:

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!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on November 11, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 11, 2015:

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

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on November 11, 2015:

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.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on October 22, 2015:

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.

Andrei Andreescu from Seattle, Washington on October 21, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on October 17, 2015:

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!

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 10, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on October 05, 2015:

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!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on October 05, 2015:

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!

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on October 04, 2015:

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

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on October 03, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on October 01, 2015:

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.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on October 01, 2015:

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!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 30, 2015:

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!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 29, 2015:

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!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 29, 2015:

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!

RTalloni on September 29, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 29, 2015:

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

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 28, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 28, 2015:

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.

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on September 28, 2015:

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.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 28, 2015:

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!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 28, 2015:

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!

serenity from columbia on September 28, 2015:

definitely going to try this. i love chocolate.

Joyfulcrown on September 28, 2015:

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

carolynkaye from USA on September 28, 2015:

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.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 28, 2015:

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.

Donna Herron from USA on September 28, 2015:

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!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 28, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 28, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 28, 2015:

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

peachy from Home Sweet Home on September 28, 2015:

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

Chantelle Porter from Chicago on September 27, 2015:

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

Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 27, 2015:

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!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 27, 2015:

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.