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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted, 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.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Truffles can be made up to one week before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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