This Dark Chocolate Truffle recipe is based on one from a favorite blogger of mine, Danielle at Against All Grain. Her recipe is delicious and taught me how to make a fantastic dark chocolate truffle, full of healthy, antioxidant rich cacao powder.
These dark chocolate truffles are sweetened with honey and just a bit of vanilla stevia, which leaves a lot of room for the other flavors to come through. Danielle made them in several flavors and I experimented as well, though ended up loving orange the best. I think orange zest and dark chocolate are a wonderful flavor combination.
- In a food processor combine coconut oil and coconut butter
- Pulse in honey, stevia, and orange zest
- Pulse in cocoa powder
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until very firm
- Use a 1 teaspoon sized scoop to measure out truffles
- Roll into a ball and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- In a small pot over very low heat, make shell for truffles
- Melt the cacao butter, then stir in cacao powder, honey and stevia
- Using a toothpick, dip truffles in shell one by one
- Chill for one hour
- Top with coarsely-ground salt if desired, then serve
Makes 16 truffles
Danielle uses cacao butter as an ingredient in both parts of her truffles, while I have chosen to eliminate it for the filling in order to cut down on the prep time and simplify the recipe a bit. I’ve also added stevia to this recipe in order to reduce the honey in the chocolate shell. Still, while everyone liked my version, I’m betting hers (the real thing) are better so don’t hesitate to check ‘em out.
Here are some Paleo chocolate truffles recipes from other bloggers:
- Nom Nom Chocolate Truffles from Michelle at Nom Nom Paleo
- Paleo Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Truffles from Tessa at Tessa the Domestic Diva
- Paleo Dark Chocolate Truffles from Cassandra at Fed & Fit