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Dark Chocolate Truffles

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On July 8, 2013 @ 4:53 pm In candy,desserts | 22 Comments

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These fantastically healthy dark chocolate truffles are full of antioxidant rich cacao powder and sweetened with honey and just a bit of vanilla stevia, which leaves a lot of room for the other flavors to come through.

Although I experimented and made these truffles with vanilla and raspberry, I ended up loving orange the best. I think orange zest and dark chocolate are a wonderful flavor combination.

Dark Chocolate Truffles
Filling:

Shell:

  1. In a food processor combine coconut oil and coconut butter
  2. Pulse in honey, stevia, and orange zest
  3. Pulse in cocoa powder
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until very firm
  5. Use a 1 teaspoon sized scoop to measure out truffles
  6. Roll into a ball and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  7. In a small pot over very low heat, make shell for truffles
  8. Melt the cacao butter, then stir in cacao powder, honey and stevia
  9. Using a toothpick, dip truffles in shell one by one
  10. Chill for one hour
  11. Top with coarsely-ground salt if desired, then serve

Makes 16 truffles

This Dark Chocolate Truffle recipe is based on one from Danielle at Against All Grain. Her recipe is delicious; she 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.

Here are some Paleo chocolate truffles recipes from other bloggers:


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