Friday, August 09, 2013

coconut lime blackberry yogurt truffles

A while ago, I pinned a link to yogurt truffles to my "Balls" board on Pinterest. I was intrigued by them... they seemed so simple, with just white chocolate and Greek yogurt as the ingredients. What mad science was this? I wasn't sure how they would set up... 
I was right to be worried... my initial batter was too soft. That's when I added coconut, which helped. These truffles are still on the soft side, and should be eaten right out of the fridge, but they are REALLY tasty. The yogurt makes them creamy and slightly tangy, similar to cheesecake. They taste decadent! The berries, lime and coconut, combined with the fact that you eat them cold, makes these a great summer treat.

Coconut Lime Yogurt Truffles with Blackberries 
-11 oz. white chocolate chips
-6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
-zest of 1 lime
-1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
-about 20 blackberries
-Raw sugar and unsweetened coconut for rolling 
Heat white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted. Add the yogurt, lime zest and coconut and stir to combine well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set up. With wet hands, shape a Tablespoon-size scoops of the mixture into a ball, then flatten it, put a blackberry in the middle and wrap the mixture around the berry and seal into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and berries. Roll in sugar and/or coconut. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

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