If you're like me and love the thought of bliss balls but hate dried fruit such as dates, these chocolate truffles will be your new favourite treat. Using only 5 Paleo pantry staples, this is a fool proof recipe that can be kept in the fridge until ready to eat. I love altering these by substituting the vanilla essence for peppermint essence and rolling in desiccated coconut or orange essence and rolling in a combination of orange zest and cacao.
Paleo Chocolate Truffles
1 C almond meal
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp liquid sweetner (honey, maple syrup or coconut nectar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 C desiccated coconut, to roll balls in
Add almond meal, cacao powder, coconut oil, liquid sweetener and vanilla essence into a food process and blender until smooth and well combined.
Take 2 tbsp of mixture, roll into a ball and place onto a plate lined with baking paper. You should have 6 balls. If you'd like smaller, bite sized balls use 1 tbsp mixture.
Add the desiccated coconut in a shallow bowl and roll each ball in the coconut until fully coated. Return to the plate lined with baking paper.
Transfer to the fridge and allow the cool for at least 2 hours. Served best straight from the fridge.
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