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Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On December 20, 2012 @ 9:31 am In candy,desserts | 35 Comments

This “candy” is a healthy holiday snack or dessert. Made with a coconut oil base, dark chocolate, dried cranberries, and a dash of stevia, these truffles are a lovely little pick-me-up in a sea of holiday junk food.

This gluten-free truffle has a deliciously healthy coconut oil base. It is also a wonderful holiday treat if you or your loved ones have a nut allergy.

Chocolate Cranberry Truffles

  1. In a food processor pulse chocolate and cranberries
  2. Pulse in salt until mixture is the texture of coarse gravel
  3. Pulse in coconut oil, coconut butter and stevia
  4. Scoop mixture 1 scant tablespoon at a time into a paper lined mini muffin pan
  5. Refrigerate for 3 hours to set, then serve

Makes 10 truffles

I based this recipe on one from Diane Sanfilippo. I will be giving out these delightful treats as well asĀ  Eat Like a Dinosaur by the Paleo Parents and Dairy-Free Ice Cream by Kelly Broznya to friends and family this year as Christmas and Hanukkah gifts.

I’ve been continuing to focus on eating a tablespoon of coconut oil each day due to its purportedly healthy properties. Apparently coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal and neuro-protective. According to certain cardiologists I’ve spoken with, its medium chain fatty acids actually reduce cholesterol. Coconut oil has become the go to fat in my house for everything from stir fries to baking. Frankly, best of all, it just tastes good.

Here are some other healthy Paleo “candy” recipes for you and yours during the holidays:

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