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June 20, 2018

SAMOA TRUFFLES

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There are many delicious Samoa Truffle recipes out there, but this one is a must try! With vanilla wafer crumbs, toasted coconut, melted caramel candy, and chocolate in every bite, it's hard to stop eating them!




Hi guys! I made these Samoa Truffles for my friend Melanie a few years back on her blog. To this day, every time I serve it, it is always a hit. So good in fact that it deserves a second look, hence the repost on IGF today. If you missed it the first time around, I hope you will enjoy it this time!

Below is the original post with a couple of minor edits.




These Samoa Truffles are my take on the classic Samoa Cookies, which consists of caramel covered vanilla cookies that are sprinkled with toasted coconut and drizzled with chocolate. Similarly, these truffles have the same basic elements. They consist of a vanilla wafer crumbs, melted caramel, and toasted coconut filling. This filing is then dipped in melted chocolate, and rolled in more toasted coconut. Let me tell you, they are fab! 




The hubs, who is not a coconut fan, LOVED these truffles. When I initially asked him to do a taste test, he agreed to try only a little bite. It was quickly followed by "I'll have a half". Soon after, he volunteered "I'll finish the rest". He then proceeded to eat a second. Gauging by my picky, non-coconut-loving husband, the truffles were a hit. And when he brought them to work the following day, my assessment proved to be correct—they were quickly snatched up!



Dipping and coating the truffles with chocolate and coconut takes a little bit of patience, but it is well worth it! Makes these! Bring them to parties, bring them to work, give them to your neighbors, offer them to your guests...whatever you choose. Just make them and watch them disappear!!

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    SAMOA TRUFFLES  


    Samoa Truffles


    INGREDIENTS:

    2 cups sweetened coconut flakes, divided
    6 oz. (1 1/2 cups) crushed vanilla wafer cookies 
    6 oz. caramel candy
    6 tbsp. whole milk, divided
    1 cup chocolate chips


    INSTRUCTIONS:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Spread coconut flakes into a thin layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 4 minutes or until the bottom coconut begins to turn golden brown. Remove from oven. Mix coconut and spread out into a thin layer. Return to oven and bake until all is golden brown, about 4 more minutes. Keep a close eye as coconut will burn quickly when left unattended. Remove from oven. Allow to cool.

    After cooling, transfer coconut flakes to a large plastic bag. Close opening and crush using hands. Remove 1/3 cup of the coconut and place into a mixing bowl. Add vanilla wafers to the bowl. Set aside.

    Place caramel candy and 3 tablespoons milk into a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving at 20 second intervals and stirring until caramel is smooth and creamy. 

    Add melted caramel to the vanilla wafer/ coconut mixture. Stir to combine. Mixture should be sticky and moist but hold its shape when you ball it up in your hands. Drop the filling by rounded tablespoonful or a #50 (1.25 tablespoon capacity) ice cream scoop onto parchment paper lined tray. Spray hands with cooking spray. Roll each dollop into balls.  

    Place chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons milk into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving at 20 second intervals and stirring until chocolate is smooth and creamy. Allow to cool slightly.  

    Place the reserved coconut into a small bowl. Working one at a time, dip one truffle into chocolate, using a fork to coat. Remove, scraping off excess chocolate. Place into coconut and gently pat on coconut. Place truffle back on parchment line tray. Continue coating the remaining truffles with chocolate and toasted coconut. Chill for 20 minutes or until chocolate sets. Makes 15 truffles.


    Note: Microwave times given are for 1200 watt microwave oven. Increase or decrease cooking time slightly according to the wattage of your microwave.  






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    18 comments:

    1. ahhh these look so addictive! i love samoa cookies so i'm sure i'd love these truffles (:

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      1. Thank you Heather! I think you would love them!!!

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    2. Thao - I need you to send me a whole batch of these. I need to be eating them NOW! These look so delicious I want to skip my lunch and just go straight to these!

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      1. I would love to send you a whole batch, Danielle! They are good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!! <3

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    3. I love these truffles, they look so decadent. You have one lucky friend! Take care.

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    4. The truffles sound delicious and they look great too.

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    5. WOW these truffles look so good Thao. I love coconut and caramel, so I know that I will just looooove these truffles.With my candy loving family I will have to double this recipe though if I want any for myself :)

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      1. Than you Ashika!! I highly recommend doubling. They will be devoured! :)

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    6. Samoas were my kids favorite Girl Scout cookies, so I know they'd love these!

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    7. These look dangerous! Coconut goes so well with caramel. I would have to give most of these away if I made them, or I'd eat them in one single nursing session, haha!

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      1. Hahaha! I should put a caution in this recipe "Make at your own risk. Put on stretchy pants"! 😄

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    8. I could eat the whole batch in no time at all! Love the flavours in these samoa truffles!

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