|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 16g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Planning an extra special Christmas dinner is much easier than you think, especially when it comes to these handmade chocolate coconut truffles with an African twist. These are not your typical graham cracker chocolate truffles because this recipe adds a special touch with the incorporation of Amarula cream liqueur.
Amarula cream is similar to Bailey's Irish cream, however it is one of Africa's finest and has won awards internationally since being marketed outside of South Africa. It is now available in countries such as the U.K., Brazil and the United States. With its sweet creaminess, this liqueur adds just enough decadence and punch to any sweet treat. With an alcohol content of 17 perfect, it's more than enough to get you and your guests to get into the Christmas spirit.
1 cup (300 grams) Marie biscuit crumbs, or graham crackers
1/2 cup dried coconut
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 (14-ounce) can (397 grams) sweetened condensed milk
1 ounce (30 milliliters) amarula cream liqueur
5 1/4 ounces (150 grams) white chocolate, melted
5 1/4 ounces dark chocolate, melted
Gather the ingredients.
To make the crumbs, crush the biscuits or crackers with a handheld chopper or food processor.
Mix the crumbs with the coconut and cocoa.
Add the condensed milk and the liqueur. Rest the mixture in the refrigerator for half an hour. If it is too sticky for your liking, just add more crumbs.
Using clean hands, roll the truffles.
Place the truffles onto a parchment-paper-lined dish and set aside to rest, or put in the fridge.
Melt the dark and white chocolate separately in bowls, ready for dipping. Once these have cooled slightly, dip the truffles into the chocolate, creating white chocolate and dark chocolate truffles. You can have a bit of fun by coating them in coconut as well.
Cool these in the fridge until ready for serving or wrapping as delightful Christmas dinner gifts.