Chocolate-Coconut-Almond Truffle Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 50 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 72 cookies (6 dozen)


Sure to please the chocolate and coconut lovers in your family, these cookies are easy to make and require no baking. Created by Diana A. Morrison of Long Beach, CA.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, melted
  • 1 box (12 oz.) vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 pkg. (7 oz. or 2 2/3 cups) flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup cream of coconut


MELT morsels in medium, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

COMBINE crushed vanilla wafers, almonds, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded coconut and powdered sugar in very large mixing bowl. Stir in corn syrup, melted morsels and cream of coconut until combined.

SHAPE into balls using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. A small cookie scoop may be used to help shape these cookies, if desired. Roll in remaining coconut. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour before serving.


by S. Susan , TAMPA, FL on Feb. 2006


Good but messy

by C. Calli , Maynardville, TN on Dec. 2005

I'm going to a cookie-swap party so I decided to try some different recipes, this one caught my eye. They turned out really good and look just like the picture. The preparation was very messy and forming them into balls got messy too. I had a hard time getting coconut to cover the balls like I wanted so I took about 3 Tbs. of the corn syrup put it in a small bowl and rolled them in that, it really helped the coconut cover the entire ball.

Chocolate-Coconut-Almond Truffle Cookies

by S. Shirley , ABERDEEN, WA on Aug. 2005

Out neighborhood had a National Night Out Block Party last night and I took these cookies, they were the hit of the party. I must have given out the recipe 20 times.

Coconut-Almond Truffle Cookies

by T. Theresa , OSWEGO, NY on Feb. 2005

Coconut is my favorite, so I love it no matter what! These were a great treat.

Valentine's Day Gifts

by R. RITA , BLOOMINGDALE, OH on Feb. 2005

When I saw this recipe I knew it would be fantastic. Made a trial batch since I was thinking of giving them as a gift to the neighbors. They are so easy, so good and so all gone. When I told one neighbor that this was what I was going to make for Valentine's Day and send to the neighbors with the Grandkids, she said "That's good by me. You know where the house is." This is a real winner.

Makes for a nice gift!

by S. Stacy , Ellington, CT on Dec. 2004

I made one batch of these cookies and I have enough to pass out as gifts to my neighbors! Very easy to make. If you like coconut you'll like these cookies!


by A. Audrey , Ladysmith, WI on Nov. 2004

The chocolate and the coconut is a good duo in these cookies.

Even Kids Can Do!

by H. Heidi , LaPlace, LA on Oct. 2004

This is a "cooking" project you can do with your kids! These little tasties are so good, you'll make it one of your regular family recipes.

These are great

by A. Anisah , on Sep. 2004

These cookies give the appearance that they are kinda difficult to make but they couldn't be easier. The coconut, almond and chocolate combination is a real winner. Thank you Diana for submitting this awesome recipe!!!

Starting Christmas Baking

by J. Jeri , Tenino, WA on Jul. 2004

I am trying recipes for Christmas baking and wanted to see how this one would go over. It is a beautiful little truffle, very, very tasty and a fantastic presentation. This is definitely going to be part of my gift giving goodies for the holidays. Thanks to the contributor for a wonderful, beautiful goodie. An A+++ recipe!