These Coconut Mint Cookie Truffles taste like a high-end chocolate shop find, but can be put together with every day ingredients and just a few minutes!
The holidays are not over yet. The crowds at the ice skating rink and the kids section of the library prove that.
We have been getting another dusting of snow. And planning our NYE celebration, which includes a hike along the river in the snow, heading out to a new brewery we haven’t tried yet, and coming home early to have dinner with the little guy. We are super exciting these days. A baby will do that to you.
And then we will eat some of these delicious truffles with our peppermint tea (not champagne!). Thirty-four going on eighty.
Years ago, I had a candy bar from Whole Foods that was coconut mint crisp covered in dark chocolate. I thought it was a strange combination, but found it was actually a very, very good combination. I have never found another one of those bars, but I have never forgotten it either.
It’s such a good combination, I used it as inspiration for my delicious Iced Coconut Mint Mochas.
And I used it for these Crispy Coconut Mint Truffles, since I discovered the magic of using brown rice crisp in baked goods. Recently, I’ve used it for Toasted Coconut Protein Bars, Cranberry Dark Chocolate Granola Bars, and my Crispy Oatmeal Date Caramel Bars. All 3 recipes are highly recommended 🙂
These truffles are a new favorite at our house, and will be at your house, too.
Tips for making Coconut Mint Cookie Truffles
- I used cocoa butter to thin out the chocolate. I find that using straight dark chocolate makes a really thick coating, detracting from the center. Coconut oil can be used as a substitute (a small bag of cocoa butter is expensive, but really will last a long time. I also use it for my Paleo Fudge).
- Make is Gluten Free: Be sure to buy Gluten Free Brown Rice Crisp. Lots of rice cereals (including Rice Crispies) have gluten. If your grocery store doesn’t have it in the cereal aisle, check in the section where they sell other gluten free options (usually in a health food section).
Nutritional data for Coconut Mint Cookie Truffles and images courtesy of www.NutritionData.com.
Other Holiday Candy Recipes:
- No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Balls, by Healthy Happy Mama
- No-Bake Coconut Snowballs, by For the Family
- Homemade Twix Bars, by Bakerita
- Paleo Fudge, by Vitamin Sunshine
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