Almond Truffles with Coconut Syrup and Tonka Bean | © 2018 |

Sinfully rich and delicious, these truffles are coated with a fine layer of toasted almonds for crunchy. A touch of tonka bean adds a more complex and interesting vanilla flavour to this sweet confection.

  • 70 g Unsalted butter, chopped
  • 70 g Coconut syrup
  • 40 ml Coconut cream
  • 150 g Almond meal
  • 1/3 tsp Tonka bean powder
  • 50 g 99% Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 50 g Almonds, chopped, toasted
  1. Place unsalted butter, coconut syrup and coconut cream in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add in almond meals and tonka bean powder. Stir until combined. Now stir in chopped chocolate until melted and combined. Set aside to cool.
  3. Roll the mixture into 18-20 balls. Roll in chopped toasted almonds to coat. Refrigerate until firm and ready for use. Remove from fridge 10 minutes before serving. | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


Alida 19/6/18 12:14

I love truffles and yours look absolutely delicious!

Pam 19/6/18 13:58

Truffles are great and yours look delicious, Angie! And I love your photos, great colors and styling!

Natalia 19/6/18 14:44

I have never used tonka bean powder before, but they look so delicious!

Sharon D. 19/6/18 16:11

These look fantastic, Angie. Dying for a taste here. ^.^

Pam 19/6/18 17:21

These beauties would be a huge hit at my house. They look delicious.

Gloria Baker 19/6/18 17:37

whatr beautiful truffles ANgie, delicious !! xo

Catherine 19/6/18 19:09

Dear Angie, What a delicious and healthy treat!! I know I would enjoy these with tea. xoxo Catherine

Kitchen Riffs 20/6/18 01:43

I've never used tonka beans in any form! I'll need to get the powder so I can make these. Can never resist truffles! These look excellent -- thanks.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 20/6/18 05:01

So I've never heard of Tonka beans but my son used to love playing with Tonka trucks! You always find such unique ingredients Angie!

Anca 20/6/18 18:37

I like the flavours and the look of these truffles. They must be delicious!

Evelyne CulturEatz 20/6/18 20:33

Almond and chocolate are so awesome for truffles, and wow with the added Tonka bean they must be divine, that stuff is the best.

mjskit 21/6/18 05:24

Well you certainly used the right word for these treats - Sinfully! I have no idea what tonka bean taste like but I'm sold on the coconut and chocolate ingredients. Fabulous truffles Angie!

Christine Ho 21/6/18 10:39

I love all kinds of sweet and treats with toasted almonds. Beautiful truffles, Angie.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 21/6/18 10:59

Mmmmm....these are perfect for when I need a chocolate fix. I have a feeling I'd be back for seconds and thirds!!

2pots2cook 21/6/18 12:01

Have to look for tonka ...... thank you for this educational one !

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 21/6/18 12:54

These truffles are absolutely gorgeous, Angie!! I am obsessing over the almond and coconut combination! These are such a delicious treat!!!

Unknown 21/6/18 16:16

Wow Angie. Simple delicious ingredients. Wish I could have one now

All That I'm Eating 21/6/18 17:04

These look delicious, love the chopped almonds on the outside, they look great.

Nancy Chan 21/6/18 17:23

I would love to pop one of these almond truffles in my mouth!

Balvinder 21/6/18 19:06

Interesting! I do love truffles and want to try this recipe.What is Tonka bean powder, Angie?

Jean | 21/6/18 20:26

Angie, this is great! I don't even like candy, but I know I'd like these truffles!

GiGi Eats 21/6/18 20:57

If I didn't get such severe allergic reactions to almonds, ALMONDS WOULD BE MY FAVORITE - those and cashews! Mmmm! THESE look so stinking good!!!!

Juliana 21/6/18 22:09

Hi Angie,
First of all, thank you so much for not giving up on me...I appreciate how supportive you have been...always placing a comment on my post.
The truffles look awesome, I have never heard let alone used Tonka beans powder, so interesting!
Have a great week!

Debra Eliotseats 22/6/18 14:25

Oh, my. What decadent little gems, Angie. Looks delicious!

Angie's Recipes 22/6/18 15:54

@Balvinder Ubi Tonka bean is the seed of flowering tree in the pea family. You can buy the whole bean or powder on amazon.

Neha 22/6/18 19:52

I love truffles and you can never go wrong with almond and chocolate. They look so tempting Angie!

Monica 22/6/18 20:53

Looks wonderful. I could use a handful right now!

fimere 22/6/18 21:42

jolie truffe bien délicieuse
bonne soirée

Jeff the Chef 23/6/18 03:40

You use the most interesting ingredients! I've never eaten a tonka bean.

Reeni 25/6/18 01:01

Delicious little treats Angie! Would love to try one! I never had tonka bean before either.

Tricia Buice 25/6/18 13:00

I've been having trouble getting my comments to appear Angie - Love these little bites of deliciousness - and I'll have to look into the tonka beans!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 25/6/18 15:04

Your truffles look delightful! Chocolate and nuts always gets my attention :) I've been reading about tonka bean as a replacement for vanilla extract which is getting more and more costly. Do you grind the beans yourself, Angie?

grace 25/6/18 20:09

someone would have to take these away from me lest i eat the whole batch!

Unknown 25/6/18 21:51

Such gorgeous truffles, Angie! Would make lovely gifts - if I can bring myself to part with them! :)

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 26/6/18 04:01

These sound and look delicious. I love that they are healthy too.

Katerina 26/6/18 10:05

They remind me of the little balls we make here with barley and raisins and called Kopania! Delicious little balls Angie!

Eva Taylor 26/6/18 19:31

These truffles look and sound wonderful. I love that you used tonka bean as a flavouring, I still have a couple of beans from my blogger friend Dave who visited Toronto last August.

noobcook 27/6/18 09:56

Love these cute dainty treats, must be very fragrant with the coconut.

Choclette 27/6/18 18:00

You've completely got me with these truffles. I thought I'd tried most methods of chocolate truffles, but obviously not. Gorgeous.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 27/6/18 22:50

I'm not familiar with tonka bean - so interesting - thanks for sharing - these look fabulous!

tigerfish 28/6/18 00:05

You always have the most exquisite sweet treat! Going to find out what are Tonka beans :p

Amy (Savory Moments) 28/6/18 12:46

Wow, Angie - these are so impressive!

judee 29/6/18 13:16

What a decadent dessert yet healthy! As always , I love your beautiful presentation and photos!

Evi 29/6/18 17:18

These truffles look gorgeous, Angie!

Mindy 30/6/18 06:02

These will certainly satisfy my sweet tooth. Yummy!

Chitz 10/7/18 12:15

They look so yum. Perfect to munch on a hungry evening :)

Katerina Delidimou 17/7/18 14:01

I wish I had one of these cute little bites right now!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 19/7/18 00:07

What a delsious sounding treat, and those almonds look so good.


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