Chocolate and Coconut Balls

20 balls
15 min

No-bake treats that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings


Here is a little treat you can make when you need a little pick-me-up using a classic flavour pairing of chocolate and coconut.

These little truffles are so indulgent and moreish, and the best is that they are so quick and easy to make, that you can whip them up in no time. They are a nice treat to bring with you when visiting a friend, as they are sure to adore them, or just for yourself if you have that chocolate craving (which is what I do all the time!)


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Recipe details

  • 20  balls
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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Ingredients


  • 250g / 9oz shortcake biscuits/cookies
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g / 5oz sugar
  • 100g / 3.5oz melted butter
  • 100g / 3.5oz cacao powder
  • Some ground coconut

Instructions


Put your biscuits in a ziplock bag and start breaking them into pieces with your hands. They need to be broken down into very small pieces, but it’s best to use your hands instead of a rolling pin or a pan as you don’t want to reduce them into a powder.
In a big bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, melted butter and cacao powder until you get a very thick, sticky mixture, then start adding your crushed biscuits bit by bit whilst mixing.
Put some ground coconut in a shallow ball.
Take a tbsp or two of mixture and roll it between your hands to form a little ball, then roll it in the coconut to cover it.
Put them in the fridge for al least 2 hours and serve. They will also keep for a couple of days so you can make them in advance.

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Comments

  • RoseAnn Matthews RoseAnn Matthews on May 29, 2021

    how are these safe to eat., containing uncooked eggs?

    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on Jun 01, 2021

      Hi. Don't know which part of the world you are in but in Europe raw eggs are completely safe to eat and they are contained in lots of lovely dishes, such as Tiramisu, carbonara pasta, ecc. However of course if where you are the advice is not to eat uncooked eggs you may wish to avoid this dish. I have never tried but potentially a flax egg would work instead! :D

  • Jil17933721 Jil17933721 on Jun 09, 2021

    Are you British? Just need to know if what you call biscuits are US cookies.

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    • Jil17933721 Jil17933721 on Jun 10, 2021

      Thank you. I watch the Great British Baking Show regularly and it always throws me when Biscuit Week rolls around. LOL.

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