Lemon pudding mix, cream cheese, and coconut flake filling on the inside and white chocolate on the outside. These lemony bites are a pop of spring in your mouth.
I am so glad spring is almost here (four more days if you have not been keeping track)! I hope the mountains of snow in my yard disappear before my annual Easter party and egg hunt that I host for the daycare children and their families. It is actually more of an egg gathering than a hunt since we cover the front lawn with stuffed plastic eggs and let the kids go at it. It is a fun time for all. Keeping my fingers crossed for lots of sunshine and warmth in the upcoming few weeks!
These happy little morsels are bringing a little bit of springtime into my kitchen. The yellow reminds me of springtime and daffodils. I am so looking forward to seeing them and to smell lilacs in the air. These bites are sweet and (white) chocolaty on the outside; soft, lemony, and coconuty on the inside. They contain an ingredient that you might not expect to see in a truffle-like dessert—instant pudding mix—lemon to be exact. The pudding mix provides the lemon flavor, sweetness, and color for the cream cheese filling.
To make, I combine cream cheese, pudding mix, some powdered sugar, lemon extract, and coconut flakes. I drop them by the spoonful onto a parchment paper-line tray then freeze for about 30 minutes. They are then rolled into little balls, dipped in melted white chocolate, then drizzled with yellow chocolate.
This recipe can be switched up by using different flavor pudding mixes...chocolate, vanilla, banana, and so on. And the white chocolate can be swapped out for regular chocolate or almond bark. I want to try strawberry pudding, but I have to special order it as it is not conveniently available locally in stores. If you try them before I do, let me know—in fact, send me some photos. I would love to see them!
Have a great week!!