Samoa Buttercream Truffles

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)

Ingredients:

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 Duncan Hines Flavour Creations Caramel

1 packet Wilton Coconut Candy Melts

IngredientsToast the coconut and set aside to cool.

Toast the coconutMix in the ingredients: first cream butter and cream cheese together, then mix in coconut extract, powdered sugar and cocoa powder.  Add in the packet off frosting creations.

Mix in ingredientsMix in coconut.

Mix in coconutPut mixture in the fridge overnight.  The next day, scoop into spheres and place a stick into the centre of the spheres – place in the freezer, again overnight.

Add sticks to mixtureMelt 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.)

Melt the candy meltsAllow to set overnight (once they’re fairly firm, a bit more time in the freezer wouldn’t hurt!)

Samoa Buttercream TrufflesA tiny little Samoa fix – perfect for taste buds and waistlines!

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