German Chocolate Cake Truffles

These will be a hit at any gathering. Just perfect for popping into your mouth. Perfect for grabbing the whole tray of them and going over to a corner and just savoring each and every one. After all, there will be enough people to “mingle” with the other guests while you sit back and enjoy these delectable little bites of heaven. This recipe comes from the Southern Living Christmas 2011 Edition.

1 (18.25 oz) package German chocolate cake mix
1 (16 oz) container milk chocolate ready to spread frosting
2 cups toasted coconut, divided
1 3/4 cups toasted finely chopped pecans, divided
Wax Paper
4 (7 oz) containers milk chocolate dipping chocolate
Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directons in a lightly greased 13 x 9 pan. Let cool completely in pan (about 30 min)
Crumble cake into a large bowl. Scoop frosting by spoonfuls over cake crumbs. Sprinkle with 1 cup each coconut and pecans; stir gently just until thoroughly blended. Using a cookie scoop, scoop cake mixture into 1 1/4 ” balls and roll in hands making them round. Place balls on wax paper lined baking sheets. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hrs.
Meanwhile, combine remaining 1 cup coconut and 3/4 cup pecans; stir well. Melt dipping chocolate, 1 container at a time, according to package directioins; dip chilled balls in melted chocolate, using candy dipping fork or if you don’t have one use a fork with a toothpick to secure ball to fork. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place coated truffles on wax paper lined baking sheets. Sprinkle tops with coconut pecan mixture and chill 30 min or until set. Place truffles in small baking cups to serve or a platter.
*I used Duncan Hines German Chocolate Cake mix, Betty Croker Frosting and Bakers Real Milk Chocolate Dipping Chocolate

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