Samoa Chocolate Coconut Truffles are for anyone who loves caramel, chocolate and coconut. They are delightfully rich and creamy on the inside, and perfectly crunchy on the outside. Samoa cookie recipes are just plain delicious!
Each one of my son's girlfriends hit him up to buy Girl Scout cookies. We certainly wouldn’t want to hurt any feelings, so our pantry is fully stocked. Gourmet as I may be, I do love a good Girl Scout cookie! I mean, who doesn’t!?
Once again, Melissa’s Produce is partnering with Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and asked a few food bloggers to create original recipes that use Girl Scout cookies and their produce, in a recipe contest.
Last year I featured Melissa’s Key limes and Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies to make the oh-so-delicious, beautiful Thin Mint Key Lime Tart. Guess what? It won first place!
Ingredients for Samoa Chocolate Coconut Truffles?
For the key ingredients, this year I chose Samoa Girl Scout cookies, Sweet Young coconuts and shredded coconut from Melissa’s.
The sweet flavor of the young coconut water is delicious with chocolate, and it is said to have many health benefits. So there you go, you'll balance all of the sugar right out. 😉
Purchasing Girl Scout cookies goes beyond enjoying their deliciousness. You’re also helping to empower girls to learn become women who are leaders.
And this next part may surprise you . . . . 100% percent of the Girl Scout Cookie proceeds benefit the local Girl Scout council where you buy your box, supporting local programs that help girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership.
Samoa Girl Scout Cookies in a Chocolate Truffle
These Samoa truffles are delectable!
The creamy, rich, coconut-chocolate interior of each truffle will melt in your mouth, and only be captured by the bits of cookie crunch with soft caramel and coconut that surrounds it. Oh my!
More recipes using Girl Scout cookies:
From the Girl Scouts of Los Angeles . . .
Girl Scout Cookies are the ultimate feel-good treat because of what you support when you buy them! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world where girls gain leadership and business entrepreneurial skills. More than half of women in business are Girl Scout alumni and say that the Girl Scout Cookie Program was beneficial to the development of their skills today.
- Girl Scout Cookies are on sale in Greater Los Angeles through March 11th. Find a cookie sale near you here. Cookies are $5/box, except for the two specialty cookies: gluten-free Tofeetastic and non-GMO Girl Scout S'mores, which are $6/box
- You can follow Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Enjoy, and I hope these Samoa truffles become one of your favorite dessert recipes!
Samoa Chocolate Coconut Truffle Recipe
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup coconut water (from Sweet young Coconut if possible)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup coconut, shredded
- 10 Samoa Girl Scout cookies, crushed into small crumbs
- Make a coconut ganache. Add the finely chopped chocolate to a mixing bowl and set aside.In a small saucepan, combine the cream, coconut water and vanilla, and scald it over medium-high heat. Tiny bubbles will appear on the edges of the pan, and it should be VERY hot, but not boiling. Pour this over the chocolate and let it sit for about 4 minutes. Then use a spoon to stir to blend and set aside. This mixture is called Ganache. (It will take a couple of minutes of stirring for it to come together and look smooth.) Mix in the shredded coconut and set aside to cool to room temperature. Then cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until it’s totally set, at least 3 hours.
- Crush cookies. Add the Samoa cookies to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and blend until you have small crumbs. (If you don’t have a food processor, you and add the cookies to a heavy-duty, zip-lock bag and go over them with a rolling pin, or lightly pound them with the bottom of a small sauté pan.) Add the cookie crumbs to a shallow dish and set aside.
- Shape the truffles. Once the Ganache has set, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop that’s approximately 1¼ inch to scoop the set Ganache into about 24 truffles, placing them on the parchment-lined baking sheet as you go. Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Coat the truffles. Gently roll each truffle, with a small amount of pressure, in the Samoa cookie crumbs. You want them to adhere to the truffle, all the way around its surface. (For a rounder shape, you can roll each truffle between your hands briefly before you add the crumbs.)
- Refrigerate/Freeze. Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to serve — and for firmer truffles, you can freeze them briefly before serving.
Another winner Valentina. Your brilliance always amazes me!
You are so sweet, Patricia. Right back atcha. Thank you so much! XO
Looks like another winner! GREG
Why thank you! 🙂
This is a great recipe, Valentina! I am working on a new recipe for next year, too! What fun!
Awesome, David! 🙂 Thanks.
Well my goodness! Another winning recipe Valentina, you've made Girl Scout cookies even better.
Awww, thanks so much Deb! 😀
These cookies look sooo delicious!!! Girl's Scout Samoa cookies are my Fav of the lot but I've never tried making them at home. I'm saving your recipe to try soon.
Thanks, Molly! They are so yummy surrounding the chocolate! 🙂
They look delicious, always interesting to here about traditions elsewhere, 'Girl Scout Cookies' are definitely not a thing here in Europe.
Oh right! Well, I'm here to tell you they are delicious. 😉
These look so delicious and so easy to make too!
True and true! 🙂 Thank you!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
These truffles look absolutely delicious, I wouldn't be able to stop myself from eating them all up!
I definitely had that problem. 😉
Oh I love making my own truffles and these coconut ones look delicious!
Thanks so much, Danielle!
Darlene @ Dip Recipe Creations
Mmmmm....these look yummy! I love girl scout cookies and Samoas are pretty much tied with thin mints for me as my favorites! I can't keep them in my house though because I would have the same issue about finishing off a box.
The struggle is real, right!? 😉 Thanks so much for the comment. 🙂
I love making chocolate coconut truffles. I indeed did make this to give my bf in this Valentine xD. It's easy for a lazy person like me. However, I've never tried the Samoa Girl Scout cookies,.... I will consider it for my next truffles 🙂
Hi Natalie, I hope your boyfriend loved your truffles.And you too! 🙂