I think maybe it’s a Pavlov’s former Girl Scout response, but every so often, I just want to sit down and scarf some Girl Scout cookies (or a whole bag, but there’s a good reason that that one’s not an option for me!) But since I am cut off from my lovely Girl Scout cookie selling cousins, or even the Keebler taste alikes. So I had been musing on how I could recreate one of my favourite cookies, Samoas, in a different way and when I saw these coconut flavoured candy melts, it all came together: buttercream truffles. A word of warning: while these don’t take a lot of hands on time, there is a lot of waiting in between, so start these early.
Samoa Buttercream Truffles (adapted from Love from the Oven)
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 ounces cream cheese
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 packet Wilton Coconut Candy Melts
Melt the candy melts until they’re a smooth chocolate. Dip the dough into the candy melt and allow to cool either on a cake pop stand (best idea) or on baking papers (not as good, as this creates a little foot at the top of the truffle.)
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