Coconut Oat Chocolate Truffles

Stories & Pictures | May 12, 2012 | By

What resists really does persist ! I had made a decision a few weeks ago not to buy any more cookbooks before I go through the ones I have in my kitchen… Ever since I took that decision I have purchased four. The last of which is a Green & Black’s Chocolate Recipe book. It just looked too precious not to add to my collection.  At the end of the book there’s this casual and seedy looking Chocolate Bombs recipe. They looked interesting but too seedy for my taste. The recipe is allegedly been inspired by gardening. Resembling little projectiles of compost, clay and seeds, the Green & Black’s chef transformed them into chocolate and seeds type of concoction. I knew I wanted something different than bombs. Something that would linger on beyond the crunch of a seed.

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That’s when my Coconut Oat Chocolate Truffles were born. The original recipe had a good balance of rice cereal and oats. I kept those two and added unsweetened desiccated coconut. As nothing says ‘I love you’  quite like chocolates, I gave the second batch away to two very good friends of mine. The batch we had at home was gone in 24 hours. These are dangerously good.

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Ingredients

  • 100g Jumbo Oats
  • 50g Rice Cereal
  • 80g Desiccated coconut
  • two tablespoons golden syrup
  • 100g 70% dark chocolate
  • 100g  milk or dark chocolate

Coating

  • 50g dark chocolate
  • coconut

Method

Toast the oats on a dry non stick frying pan until they begin to change colour. Tip them in a large bowl and add to them the rice cereal and coconut. Melt the milk and dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water on the stove, making sure you don’t over boil or heat the bowl. Once removed from heat and chocolate have melted, add the golden syrup and stir. Pour in the melted chocolate and fold everything in. (In that same bowl, melt the chocolate in the same way for the coating at the end). Take chunks out, press with one hand, hard enough to crush the rice cereal and roll into a bite size ball. Either coat with the remaining dark chocolate or simply roll into the coconut or both. Bon Appetite.

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    Genevois
    May 12, 2012

    Sounds delicious
    Will try them this week

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    shyzie
    May 12, 2012

    Hey those chocolate balls look divine…I make something similar with the dark Lindt chocolate and dates tho…would love to try your out:))

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    shyzie
    May 12, 2012

    They look great..make similar ones though with dates and Lindt dark chocolate…would love to try your recipe some time:))

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    Abbed
    May 13, 2012

    Two very interesting facts about those chocolate balls / bombs / lovely spheres of heaven!!! The first is how crunchy and light yet surprisingly satisfying they are and the second is how fast the three of us managed to devour the whole second lot….AMAZING. Also, it has to be said that the photos look magnificent. ….I always thought food pictures are touched and photo shopped…etc but not the ones in this blog …I can confirm that. Keep up the yummines my lovely blogger

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    Kitchen Butterfly
    May 15, 2012

    Lara dear, I love how your determination to avoid buying cookbooks has led to the acquisition of half a dozen (well 4 is almost 6 :-)). I also love the confidence with which you transformed these gorgeous treats – they look like perfect mouthfuls

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    lara1974
    May 15, 2012

    They are.. Madame B. You must try them if you like such a combo… just remember the crush them hard to combine.

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