Quick and Easy Coconut Truffles

Quick and Easy Coconut Truffles

My baby boy is starting to converse. We have entered the world of sentences. It is a very fun place to be.

My little girl was an early talker and I guess my son falls under what might be considered late. This has made his journey an entirely different experience for me.

My days are filled with “What’s that noise Mummy?”, “Where’s Lulu?”, “Watch this Mummy” and “All done now”.

However, amongst the phrases that he likes to repeat time and again is “Oh dear” when his tower falls down. “I’m sorry Mummy” when he pours out my full bottle of vanilla extract. “I love you Mummy” each time I put him down or pick him up from a nap, and perhaps my favourite of all, “Well done Mummy” as he applauds me for singing the alphabet.

It is a beautiful stage and I wish I could slow it down.

Our days together are great, but the moment I want to burn to my memory is our night time chats. As I get him ready for bed he says “We chat?”. I sit in the chair in his room and he sits on my knee, holding my hands and telling me his favourite things about the day we have shared. Then he says the alphabet before telling me it’s my turn. Together we count to twenty and lastly sing a few nursery rhymes.

He laughs and smiles and stares at me the whole time. I leave the room thinking this is what it is all about: the sleepless nights, the cries we endure, the pain and frustration. It is worth it all just to hold those little hands, hear that little voice, see that little smile and kiss that little face. It is worth it all just to watch our little man grow into the amazing being that he is destined to be.


Quick and Easy Coconut Truffles

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 rounded tablespoons honey*
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  1. Place the ingredients into your food processor and blend at high speed until the coconut has broken down and the mixture is smooth, well combined and sticking together.
  2. Using slightly damp hands press the mixture into balls and roll in coconut.
  3. Place in the fridge to set.
  4. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

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Quick and Easy Coconut Truffles
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  • Wendy Woo

    So lovely to hear of your little boy’s progress, and your ability, despite your sorrow, to really enjoy and appreciate it. Due to many ear infections, which meant that she missed out on picking up certain sounds at crucial moments, my daughter was a late talker, preferring to scream and point instead. Life became so much nicer and much less frustrating for her, when those magical first words came. Enjoy these precious times, and his adoration! Wishing you happy, special moments today, and every day. xx

    • Thank you Wendy. I appreciate your kind words and the insight to your own little story. Yes, I too have found there is much less frustration when words are discovered. Thanks for writing. xxx

  • Gemma

    These are such gorgeous words I also absolutely adore chatting with my little man who knew a few disjointed sentences could make your heart swell so much!

    • Thank YOU. Yes they sure are precious little moments. x

  • Kate

    Hello! I have just found your lovely site and tried to make these tonight with my daughter. We couldn’t get the mixture to stay together and as a result I have a lovely bowl of coconut and honey. Any ideas? Yours looks so buttery and luscious.

    • Hmmm, I would try adding some coconut oil and blending again. Perhaps press it into a lined loaf tin if you cannot get it to form balls. Are you using a food processor?

      • Kate

        Thank you. Yes I am. Maybe I didn’t leave them on long enough. I’ll try again! I ended up toasting the ingredients i had and sprinkle them over fruit in the morning!

    • Chris

      I left mine whizzing in the food processor for ages but I still had the same problem. A tbsp or so of almond milk fixed it though – yummy!

      • Perfect Chris, thank you. Coconut milk is also an option.

  • Georgie

    Just made these – thanks for the milk tip Chris, was having the same issue but a dash of soy milk made the mixture just right! Thinking of trying some additions next time – maybe some fruit or cocoa powder. Has anyone else tried?

  • Austenn

    How many does this recipe make?

    • Sorry I never think to add that in! From memory I made around 10. x

  • Jacqueline

    This was the first thing I made when I came across your wonderful recipes. I added a dash of coconut milk to help the mixture do,e together more easily. Thanks 🙂

    • Perfect!!!! Thank YOU so much!! I am glad you enjoyed them. xx

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  • Cynthia

    Hi I made the coconut truffles yesterday and they came out wonderfully! Great taste and texture. Unfortunately today the leftover truffles have hardened and I’m not sure why. How are the truffles meant to be stored? Should they be stored in the fridge, freezer or left at room temperature?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed them. I would store them in the fridge but just let them sit a room temp for a little before serving if you prefer them to be softer. I hope this helps. Bianca