Memorial Day Piña Colada Truffles

May 24, 2011

in American,Confections & Candies,Recipes

Piña Colada Truffles

As I was reviewing the photos I took for this post I couldn’t help but remember those moments as the family and I stood in silence gazing upon the multitude of red and white crosses buried in the sand the day we chose to visit Santa Monica Pier on Memorial day.


Up until a few years ago the boys and I typically associated Memorial Day with the beginning of grilling season, summer vacations, trips to the beach, pool parties, and of course Josh’s birthday.

That all changed the year we chose to visit Santa Monica Pier on Memorial Day. It was a rude awakening seeing cross after cross perfectly aligned in the sand.

It left us all speechless, with an entirely new sense of pride for being Americans, and a feeling of extreme gratitude for all those who have lost their life for our freedom.

As promised here, bellow you will find the recipe for Piña Colada Truffles.

Piña Colada Truffles

NOTE: Best enjoyed when shared with one of our very brave soldiers.

Piña Colada Truffles

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Pina Colada Truffles
 
Serves: 12 truffles
Ingredients
  • ½ Piña Colada Bonbon recipe
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut, divided
  • 3 ounces white chocolate
  • ¼ teaspoon glucose (optional)
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ½ batch of piña colada bonbon recipe with ½ cup of dessicated coconut. Using a cookie scoop, scoop and roll one inch balls, place them onto a small brownie pan lined with parchment paper and transfer to the freezer to harden, about an hour or two.
  2. Melt white chocolate over a double broiler, add glucose (if desired) to prevent the white chocolate from hardening too much and allowing the dessicated coconut to adhere nicely.
  3. Dip truffles in melted white chocolate, then roll in remaining ½ cup of dessicated coconut.


Piña Colada Truffles

Other Piña Colada Inspired Desserts

Piña Colada Dougnuts by Cherry Tea Cakes
Piña Colada Ice Cream by A Sweet Pea Chef
Piña Colada Cake by Technicolor Kitchen

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1 Sally - My Custard Pie May 25, 2011 at 12:20 am

Those certainly are moving photos. I’ve seen a lot of tweeting about memorial day but wasn’t sure what is was (not being from the US).
As always the recipe and food pics are divine.

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2 Daydreamer Desserts May 25, 2011 at 5:53 am

Thank you Sally, glad I was able to shed a little light as to what this holiday is really all about.

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3 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 25, 2011 at 5:32 am

I’ve never seen that at Santa Monica before, those are really powerful images. I guess we do have a tendency to forget what Memorial Day is all about.

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4 Daydreamer Desserts May 25, 2011 at 6:00 am

We were all completely speechless as soon as we got there and saw the memorial, totally changed Memorial Day for us.

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5 Shannon May 25, 2011 at 8:00 am

Wow! What a beautiful and moving post. And the truffles look amazing!

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6 RavieNomNoms May 25, 2011 at 8:02 am

Oh wow, look at those!! What a great idea for the holiday weekend. They look beautiful!

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7 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Thank you!

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8 Belinda @zomppa May 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thank you for reminding us what this is all about. Beautiful truffles!

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9 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Just had too… :) (Thank you!)

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10 Junia @ Mis Pensamientos May 25, 2011 at 11:09 am

beautiful pina colada truffles – one of the most unique flavors i’ve seen so far! my heart goes out to arlington. <3

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11 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Glad you liked the truffles Junia.

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12 Katrina May 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

These look so lovely!

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13 DessertForTwo May 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Aww, I so enjoy this post. My honey served in Iraq and this is a very special weekend for us. Thanks for drawing to attention the real reason for the holiday. And yes, I agree-most food tastes better with brave soldiers and Marines :)

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14 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I hope you two enjoy this weekend to the MAX! xo

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15 Tina@flourtrader May 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm

These truffles are a nice change from the standard chocolate, great use of flavors. Your post has been enjoyable delicious reading. Regarding Memorial Day, I am close to Ft Hood and am proud to know about all the volunteer time and support given to the soldiers but sadly realize it can never be enough.

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16 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Thanks Tina, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I’m sure it must be difficult being so close to it all… they deserve so much more.

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17 Jazz Rules May 26, 2011 at 8:26 am

That first picture is so patriotic! You totally nailed it.

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18 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Thank you! You Rule! ;)

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19 The Minister May 26, 2011 at 8:27 am

“And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”

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20 Heather May 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Mmmm…. other than mint, I didn’t think that a truffle could sound refreshing!

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21 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

And refreshing it is indeed… =)

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22 Liz May 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

These look amazing! I’m a coconut fiend…I couldn’t resist these gems.

What darling boys! And such a nice tribute as Memorial Day approaches~

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23 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Thank you so much Liz! :)

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24 Liren May 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Thank you for this poignant reminder. Both my husband and his parents served our country, but even we are guilty of forgetting sometimes the true meaning behind Memorial Day.

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25 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I can totally understand. We all have so much going on it’s easy to get distracted or preoccupied.

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26 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts May 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Very moving pictures – leaves me speechless! Truffles look wonderful!!

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27 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Thank you Erin. :)

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28 sara @CaffeIna May 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Oh my! Those surely are strong impact pictures. But we do need to be awaken sometimes. So thanks for sharing those pictures with us.
And thanks for sharing these truffles ’cause they look amazing!

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29 Daydreamer Desserts May 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

My pleasure Sara, hope all is well! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by. :)

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30 Astral May 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

These look fantastic! x

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31 Chef Dennis June 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

your right we don’t think about the price so many have paid for our freedom, it is staggering.

your pina colada truffles look delicious, I love coconut, but sadly my wife does not, so I would have to eat them all…..sigh……bad chef

hope all is well in your world
Dennis

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32 Daydreamer Desserts June 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Hello Chef, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation! Guess you’ll have to “take one for the team” per say; if you decide to make these. -Josie

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33 Baking Serendipity June 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Your photographs of the crosses on the beach are beautiful, and moving. It’s nice to be reminded of what Memorial Day really means. And, I do love the pina colada truffles as well! Pina coladas always makes me think of beach vacations…combined with chocolate I’m not sure there could be anything better!

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34 Daydreamer Desserts June 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Thank you! I agree wholeheartedly, I immediately link piña coladas with tropical vacations! -Josie

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35 Eftychia July 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

These truffles look delicious!

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