Friday, July 1, 2016

Dark Chocolate Truffles

These Chocolate Truffles are a crowd-pleasing treat and make excellent gifts (especially for those who don’t believe eating healthy can be delicious and satisfy your sweet tooth every once in a while). This version is vegan, gluten-free and has the benefits of coconut oil (including medium-chain triglycerides and lauric acid). 
Serves: 24 truffles
Total time: 2 1/2 hours


  • 12 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup Nutiva Virgin Coconut Oil
  • ¾ cup coconut milk (full fat) or coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Stevia, honey or maple syrup to taste

For the coating:

  • ½ cup cocoa powder OR coconut flakes OR slivered almonds (optional)


  1. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together, stirring continuously. Add the coconut milk and whisk until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat, then add the vanilla, salt, and a little bit of the recommended sweetener.
  3. Chill mixture for 2 hours or until set.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop a spoonful of the mixture, roll into a ball and then roll in coating of your choice.
  5. Return finished truffles to the refrigerator and chill truffles for at least 10 minutes, then serve.
  6. Store in a cool place.
- Healthy Holistic Living