Thai-Inspired Truffle Treats

I can’t take any credit for this flavor combination. The other night we were eating dinner – Thai lettuce wraps with a coconut milk, peanut butter, lime sauce – when the boys in my life started waxing poetic about how they could drink the sauce and how much it tastes like candy. And, why in the world isn’t there a peanut butter coconut candy? And the brainstorming began.

Now, among the small fry contingent in the house (my son and his buddy who “doesn’t like coconut”) consensus is that these might not live up to the imagined deliciousness. But, I like them. Perhaps you will, too. And they couldn’t be simpler to throw together.

Peanut Butter, Coconut & Lime, oh my!

Peanut Butter, Coconut & Lime, oh my!

Thai-Inspired Truffle Treats

1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/4 cup palm sugar
1 T. lime juice
1/2 cup dried, shredded, unsweetened coconut (plus more for rolling)
2 T. thick coconut milk

Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and blend until a dough forms. Form into small balls. Roll in additional shredded coconut. Eat. Makes about 16.

Tasty Thai Treat

Tasty Thai Treat

Find this and plenty of other tasty concoctions at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays and the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

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20 Responses to Thai-Inspired Truffle Treats

  1. Christy says:

    Well, I know I would like them! They would be a great no bake addition to my Christmas Cookies – yum! Way to be inspired!
    thanks for linking to the hearth and soul hop!

  2. Katie says:

    I’m going to make these soon because I have all the ingridients!

  3. What an inspired treat! And perfect for those who are GF/DF. Gorgeous pix, too. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  4. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan says:

    How fun! I think these look great.

  5. Deanna says:

    Thank you everyone!

    Christy – yes, they’d be good at Christmas and are so easy and fast!
    Katie – let me know what you think. My husband liked them (he hadn’t tried them yet when I posted) but said they could be even more coconutty.
    Butterpoweredbike – I’m happy to share with the Hearth and Soul hop!
    Amber Shea – thanks!

  6. Lisa says:

    This sounds like a delicious flavor combination and those candies look so easy to make.

  7. Amanda says:

    Excellent! We’re heading on a road trip with a 3 year old next week … these’ll be perfect. :)

  8. Paula says:

    I really like this idea!
    looks so delicious!

    Have a nice time!
    Paula

  9. Rich says:

    Wow. I really expected these to be more difficult. I’ve really got no excuse not to try them … talk about a nearly risk-free foray into Thai food!
    Of course, I’ll probably still be nervous about screwing it up …

    • Deanna says:

      Well, it’s not really Thai food. It’s just using the flavor profile of Thai food. But, yah, it’s super easy. There’s nothing to screw up! The only thing that might cause you grief is if your peanut butter and/or coconut is dryer than mine. (The peanut butter that I get from the grocery store is fairly oily, while that from our local Co-Op where we grind our own is fairly dry. I used the oily kind in this.) If, for some reason, your dryness factor differs, just adjust the amount of coconut milk you use. Easy Peasy!

  10. These look delish! I can’t wait to try them! They sound like peanut butter fudge/candy that I grew up with! I would just omit the lime juice and add more coconut milk as needed! Thanks for the recipe!

    Ari
    Ariana Anderson
    The Frugally Rich Life
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    • Deanna says:

      Hi Ari,
      Yep, you could leave out the lime juice. You could even throw in a little cocoa if you want a chocolatey version instead of a Thai version. Enjoy!

  11. Jenn says:

    I think I would love these… they look just gorgeous!

  12. Hi Deanna! Thanks so much for sharing on the hearth and soul hop this week. I love when kids give us inspiration to try new things. These really do look delicious! I had never tried ketchup on mac and cheese, eggs or grilled cheese until my kids did it right in front of me! Go figure it was good! All the best! Alex@amoderatelife

  13. polwig says:

    These look yummy. I love coconut but I don’t think I ever had cocount and peaut butter combo…hummm…. not sure… I bet you can make these with Nutella too…. for those chocolate lovers :) Either way these are fun and amazing

  14. Ricki says:

    I love that sauce, too–but would never have thought to turn it into such delectable treats! My version uses almond instead of peanut butter, but I bet it would be just as good in these. Can’t wait to try them out! And the photos are gorgeous. :)

    • Deanna says:

      Thank you, Ricki. Yes, I’m sure it would be just as good with almond butter. Or cashew butter. Or hazelnut butter…well, you get the drift. :)

  15. Sophie says:

    Dear Deanna!!
    What lovely treats to savour!! Very festive too!

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