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Winter Sunrise Truffles

If you are looking for a bite-sized sweet treat, these Winter Sunrise truffles are the answer. Quick, easy, and best of all? No-bake! They are a perfect addition to any holiday party or gift box. Flavored with a punch of bright orange and coconut flavor, these truffles are a party in your mouth!



Truffles are a classic holiday treat and this recipe doesn't disappoint as a different spin on the traditional truffle. Perfect for anyone who doesn't like chocolate or just wants a break from the richness of chocolate. The best part is - this dessert is made with just a few ingredients and 5 easy steps.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

  • 3/4 cup vanilla wafer cookies, ground

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons defrosted orange juice concentrate

  • 1 cup shredded coconut (toasted - optional)

Directions

  1. Optional: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place shredded or flaked coconut evenly on a large baking sheet that has been lined with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Put the baking sheet in the oven, on the middle rack, and bake for 3 minutes. Open the oven and stir the coconut and then reclose the oven. Bake until the coconut is golden brown, another 3–4 more minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Note: This recipe can be made without toasting the coconut.

  2. Place the vanilla wafers into a food processor and grind until they are fine crumbs.

  3. Combine the first six ingredients in a large bowl and fold until all ingredients are well incorporated together. The mixture should resemble a thick paste.

  4. Spoon one tablespoon of the mixture into your hand and roll into a small ball using your palm.

  5. Roll each ball in the coconut and place onto a lined baking sheet. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.

  6. Truffles can be served at room temperature or chilled. Cover tightly and store truffles at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Tips


Tip #1 - Using a melon baller or a small cookie scoop works really well to get all the truffles the same size.


Tip #2 - Before you start rolling the truffles, rinse your hands in cold water as it will prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands and softening as you roll them.


Tip #3 - If the mixture is getting too soft, place it back in the refrigertator to firm back up.


Tip #4 - For a gluten free option, swap the traditional vanilla wafers for gluten free wafers.



 

Final Thoughts


The holidays are always a fun time to make special treats for your friends and family. These orange-flavored truffles are a nice break from the usual chocolate desserts that everyone makes.


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