If you’ve been following this blog you’ve heard me mention that my wife really likes coconut. That means I need to have coconut recipes on hand, ready to go at a moment’s notice. Coconut recipes like these Lemon and Coconut Truffles; that combine the flavor of coconut with the brightness of lemon, sweetened with honey and the crunch of almonds.
This is a healthy dessert because it uses honey instead of sugar. The only fat in this recipe is coconut oil, an ingredient I’ve never used before making this dessert. This is also a no bake dessert, something that’s really attractive in the summer when you don’t want to turn your oven on.
I started this recipe by adding coconut flakes, almonds, honey, and coconut oil into my food processor and blending it for about a minute. Because I only have a mini food processor I had to do this in three batches. I added all three batches of the coconut mixture to a large mixing bowl and stirred it all together. The next step was adding lemon zest and juice from one lemon.
I was nervous about adding the lemon because I already liked the taste of the coconut mixture with the honey and almonds. I’m glad I added the lemon though because it added a nice burst of citrus that didn’t overpower the coconut flavor. I scooped the mixture out of the bowl by the tablespoon and laid them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Once I was done I rolled each piece into a ball using the palms of my hands.
The final step for the dessert is rolling each truffle in coconut. I spread another cup of coconut on a plate, then rolled each ball around until it was covered. That’s it, no baking required! I probably could have served the Lemon and Coconut Truffles at this point, but I decided to put them in the refrigerator for a couple hours, just to firm up.
So you’ve already made some delicious recipes from my website or you’re going to make them soon. Are you going to bring them to work or a party? Because I know you want to show off the food you made. Either way you’re going to need something to bring it in right?
I recommend, the Pampered Chef Chillzanne Rectangle Server. I’ve had one for years and I always use it for bringing food like this to parties or work. It comes with an insert and removable dividers. The insert will keep your food cold if you store it in the freezer beforehand. A nice thing about the insert is that one side is flat and the other side has cut outs specifically made for deviled eggs.
Adapted from Lose Baby Weight