This delicious recipe is from Chocolate: A Love Story, Max Brenner’s private collection of dessert recipes.


  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

  • 16 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 tbsp almond or other liqueur

  • 1 lge egg, beaten

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • 3 cups vegetable oil, for frying


  • 1.

    Bring the cream to a simmer and pour over the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Let sit until the chocolate begins to melt, about 1 minute, then stir until smooth. Beat in the butter and liqueur until thoroughly combined. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

  • 2.

    Scoop the chocolate mixture with a mini ice-cream scoop or a teaspoon and roll into 1-inch (approximately 1 ounce) balls, powdering with your hands with confectioner’s sugar if necessary to keep the chocolate from sticking. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for at least 2 hours.

  • 3.

    Prepare three shallow bowls: one with beaten egg, one with flour, and one with shredded coconut. Roll the frozen balls in each bowl: first in the egg, then in the flour, then in the egg again, and finally in the shredded coconut.

  • 4.

    Let the balls rest for a few minutes in the refrigerator, then dip them again in all three bowls in the same order. Freeze the double-dipped balls for at least 1 hour.

  • 5.

    In a deep pan, heat the vegetable oil to 375 degrees F. Carefully fry the truffles, working in batches so as not to crowd the pan, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (30 servings)

  • Energy 184kj
  • Fat Total 14g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Sodium 8mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Charlie15Report
How can they be guilt free when they are fried?
Posted by LifeStyle FOODReport
It does sound amazing desn't it? Be sure to enter our comp to win the book it's from and check out some
of the other delectable recipes from Max Brenner!
Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
this sounds seriously delicious. kids birthday in a week or so, will be making some of these for sure!
Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
I should clarify, my kids are 26 this
Posted by CherzReport
I'm lost...Jessica Seinfeld 's whoopie pies are supposed to have eliminated unnecessary sugar&fat.
They have 11/4 cups brown sugar and filling has 11/4 cups confectioners sugar plus 2 cups marshmallow cream (THIS STUFF IS LOADED IN SUGAR) NOW GUILT FREE FRIED TRUFFLES???
These have 11/2 cups heavy cream, 1 stick of butter and are deep fried in vegetable oil.???
I'm with you on this one Charlie15.