Chocolate Truffles

IMG_1512 I think it’s safe to say that most people like chocolate.

And that many  of us LOVE chocolate. I know I do!

But let’s face it: most chocolate bars and candies that you buy in a store aren’t even close to health food. All of it contains sugar or even corn syrup, and soy, at least in small amounts. A lot of it contains other additives and chemicals that sure aren’t good for you.

The solution? Make your own healthy chocolate treats!

 

Chocolate Truffles

1/2 C. unsweetened, shredded coconut 1/2 C. quick oats 1/2 C. almonds (or 1/4 C. almond butter) 1/3 C. cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder) 1/4 C. honey 1/4 C. coconut oil (do not melt) 1 t. vanilla 1/4 t. salt

Additional cocoa powder to coat the truffles

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until as smooth or chunky as you like. I left mine with a little texture. You’ll need to stop and scrape the sides several times.

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2. Refrigerate truffle mixture for 30-60 minutes until very firm.

3. Roll into balls, pressing your hands tightly so the balls hold together. You can roll in additional cocoa if desired. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before serving.

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Notes: These are delicious and easy to add various flavors- a little cinnamon goes great with chocolate, and a bit of cayenne would give these a great little kick. You could also add a little fancy sea salt to the cocoa you roll the truffles in.

Yield: I got about 30, but it depends on how big you make them.