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Practical Paleo: Mint Chip Truffles

mint chip truffles paleo dessert recipe

Gluten free dairy free Mint Chip Truffles based on a delightful recipe from Practical Paleo.

Practical Paleo. You may have gotten your hands on a copy of this recently released book which looks bound for the New York Times Bestseller List. I did last week and was mighty pleased. Not only is it a wonderful Paleo cookbook, it is a practical guide to dealing with various health conditions, and more.

Admittedly, I have not read the book cover to cover, I have merely perused. However, I liked what I saw and want to share my version of one recipe that caught my eye, Chocolate Mint Truffles. They’re easy to make and full of something I’m trying to eat more of everyday: coconut oil.

Here’s my version of Diane Sanfilippo’s Paleo dessert.

Practical Paleo: Mint Chip Truffles

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  1. Combine coconut oil, coconut butter and macadamia nut butter in a vitamix
  2. Pulse in stevia, honey, mint and salt
  3. Transfer mixture to a small bowl
  4. Stir in chocolate
  5. Refrigerate bowl for 10-15 minutes
  6. Scoop mixture into paper lined mini muffin cups
  7. Refrigerate and serve chilled

Makes 6 truffles

When I scooped the mixture into the muffin cups I used a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop which came in very handy. If you want to make a solid truffle (that is flat and not domed on top) then don’t refrigerate the mixture, simply transfer the liquified concoction into the paper lined mini muffin cups and chill to harden.

In addition to lots of yummy recipes, I wanted to let you all know that Practical Paleo has 30 day meal plans which I know a lot of you are interested in given your responses to this post.

Below you will find additional chocolate mint recipes:

posted on September 11, 2012

19 comments leave a comment

  1. I just finished reading it, and have even made a couple recipes. It’s wonderful. I’ve got this recipe on standby!

  2. This recipe looks outstanding! I can’t wait to make it this weekend.. Thank you for the great idea!

  3. Beth @ Tasty Yummies @ tasty-yummies.com

    These look amazing!! I just recently got a sample of some mint (naturally) flavored stevia that would be perfect in this recipe! I cannot wait to make these. Thanks!

  4. Olivia@ OmNom Love @ omnomlove.blogspot.com

    Yum! I love peppermint and chocolate. It is my second favorite combo of flavors, the first being chocolate and peanut butter. ;) I’ve been researching the paleo diet and it really intrigued me. We even have a food truck where I live called the Caveman Truck and his food looks really good.

  5. Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama @ thecoconutmama.com

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to get my hands on that book!

  6. Sunnie(moderngirlnutrition.com) @ moderngirlnutrition.com

    I will definitely be making these! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Melissa @ glutenfreeforgood @ glutenfreeforgood.com/blog

    I love simple, healthy recipes like this and coconut butter is a favorite of mine. I’m definitely printing out this recipe! Thanks, Elana.

  8. Marisa H

    I made something similar when I saw them on Paleo Parents blog, but could taste the alcohol from the mint extract. Perhaps you use a better quality mint extract brand?

  9. Molly

    I just made these last night exactly as written, and they are delicious. I’m usually not a stevia fan, but I can’t taste it in these at all. Instead of making balls, I poured the blended batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerated overnight. I just broke it up like bark, and the thin pieces are so yummy. Very rich taste for such a little treat. It’s so wonderful that it has health benefits as well! Guess I need to try more stevia recipes from this site. Thanks very much for this one. It’s a winner!!

  10. Molly

    p.s. I used peppermint flavor I bought at Whole Foods that contains peppermint oil and sunflower oil (no alcohol). The brand was called Simply Organic. Maybe check that out instead of an alcohol based one?

  11. Paige

    Hello Elana!

    It was so nice to finally connect with you at the luncheon, especially after being a follower of your blog for so many years! You are truly an inspiration…..I admire your dedication to wellness and health, not only for yourself but for sharing your knowledge and experiences with others. MS has brought its own blessings to me over time…it has been through this journey with this crazy disease that has truly helped me to grow and learn…and there was a time that I certainly didn’t think I’d ever say that!

    Thanks so much for your blog and providing my family yummy delights…I so enjoy getting your emails! I hope our paths cross again someday!

    Blessings to you and your family,


  12. Joan Mercantini

    Only one thing to say “Food of the Gods”. Nobody ca n match you Elena.

  13. Laura

    I just made these tonight and they were delicious. They really tasted like chocolate to me — they have the creaminess and richness of chocolate. Before freezing them, they were like chocolate chip cookie dough. I’m so happy to have a “treat” that is really satisfying and grain-free and sugar-free.

    I actually used a few drops of stevia with no other sweetener in my truffles, and they turned out delicious. I also used almond butter, because it’s what I had. I also used Baker’s unsweetened chocolate cut into little slivers to mix in.

    By the way, Practical Paleo is the best Paleo book I’ve seen…. at least, it has the best nutrition and health explanations with terrific color-coded charts and impressively well-planned meal plans.

  14. Karah

    Hi Elana! I can’t wait to try this! I was wondering – where do you get those Republica del Cacao° Organic Los Rios Drops – 75% Cocoa choc. chips? I tried chocosphere and amazon and they are both unavailable. Maybe I’m just missing something, but those are the dairy free ones, right? Help! :)

  15. Yum these look delicious I am definitely making these tonight. Just need to buy a few ingredients which I have been meaning to get for a ages now but have been too lazy!

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