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Centerpiece Topiary Recipe: Snowflake Coconut Truffles Topiary White or Chocolate

Updated on April 10, 2012

Coconut Truffle Topiary Centerpiece Being Enjoyed

I forgot to take this picture when first served, I added the reserves to the display for picture purposes.  Note to self, take pcitures before serving yummy treats.
I forgot to take this picture when first served, I added the reserves to the display for picture purposes. Note to self, take pcitures before serving yummy treats. | Source

Snowflake Coconut Truffles

Recipe: Snowflake Coconut Truffles, Heavenly Bites of Epicurean Ecstasy Toasted or Untoasted

A Topiary constructed of homemade Coconut Truffles is not only a heavenly site; It is Heaven on Earth and quite the crowd pleaser. Mine was a complete hit at the 2009 Master Gardener Christmas Dinner. It is still talked about today.

Visit my hub titled: Topiary: Make for Any Occasion to made the Topiary Foundation for this recipe.

RECIPE: (makes about 30 truffles)

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

1 teaspoon coconut extract

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

1 (1-pound) packiage vanilla-flavored candy coating

Garnish: Coconut, white cake sparkles for winter display

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, and coconut extract at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add coconut, beating until well combined. Cover, chill for 1 hour. Roll cream cheese mixture into 1 - inch balls, I like to use the melon baller tool. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 2 hours to overnight.

Following package instructions, melt candy coating. Using 2 forks, dip truffles in candy coating to cover. Place on parchment paper. Garnish tops of the truffles with coconut and cake sparkles, if so desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

You need to prepare your Snowflake Coconut Truffles one day in advance before assembling the topiary. These delightful bites of heaven are made from only a handful of ingredients that can satisfy the sweetest tooth.


If desired apply icing to the styrofoam ball and push it onto the nail evenly. With toothpicks, attach each Coconut Truffles to the styrofoam ball starting from the bottom working your way around in a circle as you move upwardly in one direction. If toothpicks are no long enough, you will need wooden skewers to ensure the truffles remain on the form. If you have many more guests or wish to send some home with guests make extra batches that will be displayed on a side dish or tied in netting with ribbon. They will remember your epicurean finesse and hospitality with every heavenly bite.

You may want to dress it up more to compliment the occasion with seasonal greenery from your garden like baby holly or boxwood leaves placed in between the truffles. I also used large blueberries placed around the truffles with toothpicks in mine.


After all the food is securely mounted, it is time to decorate the base. Stiff cut lacy material is nice to wrap the bottom and tie it up with a beautiful ribbon. I use additional greenery around the bottom for display. If you are not going to serve immediately, the topiary needs to stay cool. If you have a long way might want to assemble it at the serving location. You will need 1 hour to fully assemble and decorate your topiary. Congratulations, you are finished with your Snowflake Coconut Truffles Topiary and ready for presentation.

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Coconut is excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals

Forget the old school belief that coconut is bad for you because of the increased cholesterol. New studies prove that is not true. Actually coconut has extreme nutritive qualities full of vitamins and minerals that your body easily absorbs. Coconut has natural enzymes that allow for easy digestion. Coconut oil is a lot easier to use in cooking and smoothies than fresh chunks or flakes; however, there is more fiber in the fresh chunks. Learn more about coconut in the following video.

Coconuts are Extrememly Good for Nutritional Value

Small Chocolate Truffles Topiary

Did your mother ever say, Look with your eyes, not your fingers? Its next to impossible with this chocolate lovers centerpiece!
Did your mother ever say, Look with your eyes, not your fingers? Its next to impossible with this chocolate lovers centerpiece! | Source

Make a Strawberry Chocolate Dipped Topiary


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      Valene 4 years ago from Missouri

      Wow, this stuff looks amazing! I LOVE coconut!

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      Golfgal 6 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Hi Stephanie, yes it is. I made a winter topiary for a Master Gardener Christmas party and it was a focal centerpiece that everyone loved...considering the was a great hit. The coconut truffles were not so bad either. It is nice that you can pull them off and leave them with the host and take your topiary back home with you. You can decorate it to the season with whatever is on hand. I also used blueberries on toothpicks to decorate between the truffles. The holly and red cranberries added a special touch. The topiary you see displayed was from a family Christmas gathering and it was also well receivedby everyone. I did not make as many truffles for that event but used the same topiary base. Just let your imagination whirl with great fun. Smiles.

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      Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

      What a unique and mouth-watering idea! It would be a lovely edible piece to display at a ladies luncheon or shower, too!

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      andycool 7 years ago

      I cooked your coconut truffles yesterday! All I can say it's really delicious! Very tasty indeed... thanks for sharing! Looking forward to read more such hubs on recipes from you. - Andy

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      Becky 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      This sounds delicious and looks delightful. Thanks for an awesome Hub.

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      andycool 7 years ago

      Looks like a delicious dish! I'll try this weekend and let you know... this connoisseur will provide you right feedback! My gourmandism drives me crazy to eat like a glutton! - Andy

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      Golfgal 7 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Thanks Katie and Jane for visiting...enjoy the epicurean divinity.

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      Jane Bovary 7 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Wow golfgal, those topiaries are a work of art. I'm a coconut fan so those truffles especially appeal..delicious!


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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Sounds delightful, I adore coconut and your snowflake truffles sound amazing. Handing this recipe off to my girls 12 and 14 who love to cook. Thanks for sharing! :) Katie

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      Golfgal 7 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Yes, a great gift no matter the size you choose. So easy to do as small teacup sizes too. Thanks Teegan and Audarah for visiting. I will be posting other fun topiaries as we go through the seasons this year; some edible some not. Stay tuned.

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      Audarah 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Yummy! I'm going to bookmark this page so I can make them. Voted up.

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      Teegan E. Ross 7 years ago from Hovering over my keyboard.

      That's adorable! Great gift idea.