Doesn’t the title make your heart jump? And look at the picture – if this doesn’t make your mouth water, I honestly don’t know what would. Everyone wants chocolate truffles! (Even those who profess they don’t want them.) Well, now, whether you are a die-hard paleoist, a convinced vegan, on a diet, or a chocolate truffle connoisseur – you can now have your truffles and eat them too!
With just four ingredients – yes, FOUR (okay, I didn’t count the vanilla and the salt)! – and not a trace of refined sugar or dairy in sight, there is simply no reason not to enjoy decadent dark chocolate truffles anymore! Save the flight to Belgium (and your feeling of guilt) for another day. These chocolate truffles are so healthy you can have them for breakfast (I do, anyway). With 3 g of net carbs and 3 g of healthy fats per truffle, you can have two truffles. Or three. Or four. You will probably be satisfied after one or two though, as they are filling and surely curb your cravings for a long time! You can probably even go on a chocolate truffle diet by replacing your usual afternoon snack with one of these beauties – you will definitely save calories, be more satisfied, and put a lot of goodness in your body on top of it all.
Still not convinced? My I quote my sweet husband saying: “They taste like proper chocolate truffles!” If you don’t know my husband, let me just tell you he is a junk food addict. He loves sugar, wheat and processed nibblies. For him, fruit is an apple pie and veggies are potato chips. I have a hard time getting healthy stuff into him. So there, if he says they “taste like proper chocolate truffles”, it is the best proof that THEY TASTE LIKE PROPER CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES.
No go forth and make chocolate truffles.
Makes 15 truffles
60 g coconut flour
60 g nut butter, peanut butter or tahini, soft
60 g agave syrup, honey (if not strictly vegan) or any other liquid sweetener, melted
30 g unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients, preferably by hand until well combined. You will get your hands very sticky, but that’s the fun part of it. You get to lick your fingers. Mhm…chocolate fingers! With slightly moist hands, shape 15 truffles and cover with sifter cocoa.
Tip: Add some peppermint oil for a delightful chocolate peppermint truffle!