Chocolate Coconut Cream Patties
Our soft, chewy chocolate-covered patties are bursting with sweet coconut flavor. Add lime juice and lime zest for a unique twist.
- Serves: 24 persons
- 1 ¼cups powdered sugar
- ½stick (4 tbsp) butter (cubed)
- 1egg white
- 1 ¼cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1teaspoon coconut extract
- 1pound chocolate candy coating
Step 1Fill a medium saucepan with an inch of water and set it over medium heat to simmer.
Step 2In the bowl of a double boiler (or a bowl that fits snugly on top of your saucepan), combine the powdered sugar, butter, and egg white, and whisk together. Place the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water, and continue to heat and stir until the mixture is well-combined and very runny, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 3Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the coconut, vanilla, and coconut extract. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until it is firm enough to scoop about 2 hours.
Step 4Once the candy has firmed up, line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Place the chocolate candy coating in a bowl, and microwave it in 30-second increments until melted and smooth, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
Step 5Using a teaspoon, scoop small balls of the coconut mixture and flatten them into discs between your palms.
Step 6Using two forks or dipping tools, dip the discs in the chocolate and drag the bottom against the lip of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place the dipped patty on the prepared baking sheet and while the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top with a pinch of coconut. Repeat the dipping process with the remaining coconut candy and chocolate.
Step 7Place the dipped patties in the refrigerator to set the chocolate, about 20 minutes. Store coconut patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. For the best taste and texture, serve these candies at room temperature.