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Chocolate-Coconut-Almond Truffle Cookies

Chocolate-Coconut-Almond Truffle CookiesSure to please the chocolate and coconut lovers in your family, these cookies are easy to make and require no baking. Created by Diana A. Morrison of Long Beach, CA.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, melted
1 (12-ounce) box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1 cup ground almonds
1 (7-ounce) package or 2 2/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut - divided use
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup cream of coconut

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt morsels in medium, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
  2. Combine crushed vanilla wafers, almonds, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded coconut and powdered sugar in very large mixing bowl. Stir in corn syrup, melted morsels and cream of coconut until combined.
  3. Shape into balls using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. A small cookie scoop may be used to help shape these cookies, if desired. Roll in remaining coconut. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour before serving.

Makes 72 (6 dozen) cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/72 of recipe): Calories: 90 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 30 mg Carbohydrates: 13 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 11 g Protein: 1 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.