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German Chocolate Pecan Truffles

 German Chocolate Pecan Truffles
My sister-in-law, Jennifer, loves German chocolate. With her in mind, I experimented in the kitchen and came up with nutty truffles. They make a fun gift packed in a festive box or tin.
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup flaked toasted coconut, divided
  • 1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream and
  • corn syrup just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let stand for 5
  • minutes (do not stir). Whisk chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir in
  • 1/4 cup coconut, 1/4 cup pecans, extract and salt. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • Shape chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining coconut
  • and pecans. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Truffles can be made up to one week before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.