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Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles

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Raise your hands, fellow coconut lovers! Dark chocolate coconut truffles are easy to make with just 3 ingredients – and highly addictive!

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Close-up image of dark chocolate coconut truffles, with one lying on top with a bite out of half.

Living in Belgium, one thing we do not want for is chocolate! I literally walk past three artisan chocolate shops on my daily commute, there are countless more nearby, and it seems like someone or other nearly always has a little box of chocolates to share. As you can imagine, this presents an extreme test of willpower for a major sweet tooth like me!

A few weeks ago, a neighbor was kind enough to share with us a box of pralinés – the Belgian term for, essentially, a filled chocolate – she had recently picked up while touring downtown with some visitors. When my husband took the first chocolate from the box, he took one bite, contorted his face, said “ugh! figures!” – and offered the second bite to me. Turns out, it was filled with coconut – which he HATES.

A close-up image of dark chocolate coconut truffles.

Now, up to this point, if you had asked me what my favorite type of filled chocolate was, I probably would have demurred and simply said something like, “oh, I can’t choose, they’re all so delicious!” But, I finished that rejected coconut chocolate. And, then, funnily enough, over the next few days, every time I considered having another from the box, I kept examining them, hoping to find another coconut. And another. And feeling a little disappointed when I got some other flavor. Until finally, I realized the obvious. I LOVE coconut-filled chocolates. Like, really really love them.

And so it was only a matter of time until I made them myself.

Now, I am not claiming that these are equivalent to the fine Belgian filled chocolates, but they are darn good – if you like coconut in the first place, of course.

Even better, they are supremely easy to make. The filling is just two ingredients: unsweetened coconut flakes, and sweetened condensed milk. I found this combination to produce a pleasantly balanced taste and texture – sweet, not too sweet; sticky and firm enough to form a solid ball, but with plenty of moisture to keep them chewy and soft, even when chilled.

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You’ll form the coconut mixture into balls, chill those in the freezer for 30-60 minutes, then dip each one into melted chocolate for the finishing touch. I used these Ghirardelli wafers, which I just happened to find at the store, and loved the results – they were so easy to melt, and gave a beautiful result with no extra hassle. Not sponsored, just my experience!

More Chocolate, Please!

Although these are not technically a cookie, I think they would be a lovely addition to a holiday cookie tray.

Of course, I don’t plan to wait for the holidays to roll around to make them again – now that I know how easy it is to make myself a whole batch, I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be some dark chocolate coconut truffles in my life dangerously often. And I can’t even count on my husband to eat his fair share! Aah! More for the neighbors! 😉

Enjoy! ♥

A close-up image of dark chocolate coconut truffles.

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles




Yield about 2 dozen truffles

Made with just 3 ingredients, these bite-sized dark chocolate coconut truffles are a sweet treat equally fit for cookie trays, dessert, or an afternoon snack!


  • 3 cups (250 grams) dried unsweetened coconut flakes, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 (14 ounce; 396 grams) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 20 ounces (567 grams) dark chocolate melting wafers


  1. In a large bowl, combine the coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until evenly mixed.
  2. Using tablespoons or a small cookie scoop, measure coconut mixture into balls of approximately 2 tablespoons each. Using your hands, gently roll and press each into a firm, smooth ball. (The mixture will be sticky; it helps to run your hands under cool water periodically while shaping the balls. If you're still having trouble, let the coconut mixture sit for 5-10 minutes at room temperature, then try again.)
  3. Arrange balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mats, being sure they do not touch. When finished shaping, place the entire baking sheet in the freezer for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Just before removing the baking sheet from the freezer, melt chocolate wafers in a bowl according to package instructions, and lay a long sheet of parchment or wax paper out on the counter.
  5. Remove coconut balls from the freezer, and working one at a time, dip each into the melted chocolate. Roll to coat completely, then lift gently with a fork. Hold for a moment to allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, then transfer to the parchment paper to set. Sprinkle immediately with additional coconut flakes or sprinkles, if desired.
  6. Truffles will set in about 30 minutes at room temperature, and then can be stacked for easy storage. Keep in the fridge, and serve cold or at room temperature.


You will likely have some extra melted chocolate, but it is much easier to get a smooth coating if you have ample chocolate in the bowl. The extra could be drizzled on top of the finished truffles, or spread for a treat on fruit, ice cream, yogurt, you name it! 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 truffle

Amount Per Serving

Calories 162

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  • Reply
    December 31, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I am definitely making these, probably not going to share any of them though… HA!

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      December 31, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Ha! There is NOTHING wrong with that! 🙂

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    Amy Nash
    December 26, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I love coconut and chocolate as well! These are such lovely little sweets and they really don’t sound difficult to make!

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    December 25, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I love coconut – one of my favorite flavors! What a great way to get a little taste of the tropics in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. I imagine these do not last long at all!

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    Amanda Mason
    December 24, 2017 at 3:46 am

    These look so amazing! And only 3 ingredients, yeah!! ‘m so jealous of where you live too! Gosh – I just love chocolate!

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    Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
    December 23, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    These are great for the holidays! They would make a wonderful dessert or hostess gift!

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    December 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Belgian Pralinés are our favorites and whenever somebody comes from Belgium they bring us a whole assortment of flavors. My husband doesn’t like coconut in chocolate though, but that’s all the better for me because I love that!

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    Analida @
    December 21, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Growing up in Panamá I have always been a huge coconut fan and these look so tasty! I can’t wait to try them!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Abby @ WinsteadWandering
    December 20, 2017 at 12:12 am

    There’s been a bag of truffles taunting me on my last few trips to the grocery store. I’ve avoided buying them because I know they won’t live up to what I’m hoping for. These would, though!

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      December 21, 2017 at 2:23 am

      Haha, I hear you – I feel the same way about the candy displayed alluring on the end of an aisle at mine! These do outshine anything from the store, in my humble opinion. 🙂 Happy holidays!

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    December 19, 2017 at 1:04 am

    I just tried making truffles for the first time last week, now I’m obsessed. These look positively divine. A nice little sweet treat you don’t have to feel super guilty about. I love it!

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      December 21, 2017 at 2:25 am

      Agreed on all counts! Thanks so much, Lauren!

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    Jessica Robinson
    December 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I am a serious fan of chocolate and coconut! These truffles look so easy to make and sound beyond delicious!

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      December 21, 2017 at 2:25 am

      They really are – both easy and delicious! Thanks so much, Jessica!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    December 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    What a fun and delicious holiday treat. They would make a great food gift too. Great hostess gift.

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      December 21, 2017 at 2:26 am

      Definitely! Wrap up a few in a pretty little box and you’ll win best guest award, hands down! 😉

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    Heather LeGuilloux
    December 18, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    This recipe looks so simple to make and super delicious. I will definitely add it to my list of snacks to make!

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      December 21, 2017 at 2:26 am

      Thanks, Heather – I hope you enjoy them!

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    Lisa|Garlic & Zest
    December 18, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Glory be! This reminds me of an upscale Mounds bar and I’m completely smitten with them! I have to try this!

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    Ali from Home & Plate
    December 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Easy to make and delicious is my kind of recipe. These would make a perfect gift for the holidays. Yum!

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    December 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I love coconut, especially at Christmas. This could be a new tradition for us.

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    Cheapskate Cook
    December 18, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve never made truffles before, but these sound really easy… a good gateway truffle. Thanks! Pinning.

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