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Raspberry-Coconut Truffles


Raspberry-Coconut Truffles

Raspberry-Coconut Truffles

Yield

Makes about 4 dozen truffles (1-3/4 pounds)

Ingredients

1 package (10 ounces) frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed and undrained
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cream of coconut
1 pound premium white chocolate, finely chopped
Red paste food coloring for candy
Flaked coconut or sifted powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. Place raspberries with syrup in blender or food processor; process until smooth. Strain raspberry mixture through fine-mesh strainer into medium saucepan. Discard seeds and pulp.
  2. Cook raspberry mixture over medium-high heat until mixture is reduced to 1/4 cup, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; add butter and cream of coconut. Cook until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add chocolate. Stir gently until chocolate melts. Stir in food coloring, a little at a time, until desired color is obtained.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture into medium bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Place coconut in large shallow bowl. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls.* Roll in coconut. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Hint

If coconut or powdered sugar won't stick because truffles have set, roll balls between your palms until outsides are soft.

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