Coconut + Lemon Snowball Truffles

Tuesday 18 December 2018

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Truffles are a necessity when it comes to Christmas. Not only do they make great gifts, but they can be made ahead of time, and served when needed.

But with my recipe, you may need to make quite a few batches as these are so delicious!

My coconut and lemon snowball truffles have a biscuit base filled with fresh lemon zest and lemon juice, shredded coconut and coconut milk. This is encased in a dairy-free white chocolate shell, topped with even more shredded coconut; the only type of snowball I want near me this year.

coconut lemon snowball truffles

I’m going to sound like a complete misery guts here but I’m not the biggest fan of snow. If I knew I didn’t have to go anywhere and I could stay in and enjoy the snow, great, I would absolutely love that. But let’s face it, it does make going out difficult. Public transport goes into meltdown, the roads are too slippery to walk on... it’s not a very practical weather to be around that’s all I’m saying. On the other hand, if I were on holiday where snow was expected and it was ready to be enjoyed by all, then I’d be very happy.

Saying that, my very first white Christmas Day would be very nice, please.

As much as I love the sun, I don’t think I would celebrate it in a warmer climate. It would feel wrong. Maybe it’s one of those things you need to experience once just to say you have, but I would say once may be enough. There are so many traditions we have that are only suited for the colder weathers, like Christmas jumpers, hot chocolate, and all Christmas songs talk about it being winter. And what about Winter Wonderland? A Summer Wonderland just doesn’t have the same ring to it. If you always celebrate with a hot, sunny Christmas, let me know what that’s like. Do you think a cold Christmas would be strange?

coconut lemon snowball truffles
coconut lemon snowball truffles

Like I mentioned, these have a biscuit base, but that doesn't take away from the rich and indulgent flavours compared to a traditional chocolate and cream based truffle. They're almost like a cross between a cake and a very soft biscuit. I have chosen a neutral biscuit as I didn't want it to add to the flavours, but only be there to bind all ingredients together and add all the right textures. Maybe coconut and lemons aren't enough for you, use a ginger biscuit for a traditional taste, or a dairy-free chocolate coated biscuit for a little sweetness. You could even just rummage through your biscuit tin and use up anything you may have. You really can't go wrong with these truffles.

I'm learning how to make coconut and lemon snowball truffles with @helloaycan

Coconuts and lemons are my new favourite flavour combination. The strong, citrusy, pungent tang of the fresh lemons added to a creamy, rich, and aromatic taste of the coconut milk is a match made in taste bud heaven. For a little sweetness, we have a white chocolate shell, plus it also lets the shredded coconut stick to the truffles so it's kind of important. Serve these up at any Christmas parties and trick your friends and family into thinking you've slaved away in the kitchen for hours preparing these tasty bites.

coconut lemon snowball truffles


This recipe makes 12 miniture snowballs


  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 200g rich tea biscuits, blended to a fine crumb
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • Zest + juice of 1 lemon
  • Shredded coconut
  • 150g dairy-free white chocolate, melted


  1. Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge for 24 hours.
  2. Pour your biscuit crumbs, sugar, zest and juice from a lemon into a bowl and mix.
  3. Carefully, turn your tin of coconut milk upside down, open, and scoop out the thick cream. Add a tbsp at a time until your crumbs have become a soft mixture that can hold its shape. I used 4 tbsp.
  4. Using a cake pop rounder or a tablespoon, roll into a ball in the palm of your hands and place them on a lined tray. Once all your truffles are made, pop them into the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  5. Coat your truffles in the melted white chocolate, and then quickly roll in the shreaded coconut. Leave to set before serving.
coconut lemon snowball truffles

Let me know in the comments below what you think of my coconut and lemon truffles. Also, I would love to know if you enjoy the snowy season. Don't forget to check my advent calendar for all the blogmas posts so far.