Wednesday, March 18

MAKE // Paleo Salted Almond Dark Chocolate Truffles

While I'm done with my first round of the 21 Day Fix (finished it right before we left for the cruise, review forthcoming!) I'm still using the principles to help me eat in balance and moderation. But I am having fun having some extra treats that weren't necessarily 21 Day Fix friendly like these amazing raw truffles. If you're gonna cheat, cheat clean right? I found a recipe an slightly adapted it. These are INCREDIBLE! Try them right away. Add more cocoa to make it more dark chocolate flavored. I like salt in my chocolates to make them slightly bitter but you can leave that out if you don't like it. And, safety first.... don't use bee pollen unless you know you don't have an allergy. 

For the truffles:
➳ 1/2 c. unrefined organic coconut oil
➳ 1/2 c. unrefined organic coconut butter 
➳ 6 tbs. raw cocoa powder
➳ 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
➳ 4 tsp. raw local honey (or for vegan, use agave to taste)
➳ 2 tbs. raw almond butter
➳ 1/4 tsp. organic almond extract

For the outer dusting
➳ cocoa powder + bee pollen
➳ or... cocoa powder + cinnamon
➳ or... whatever you come up with!

How to:
In a small pot on the stove, melt the coconut oil and coconut butter over low heat
Whisk in the cocoa powder, then honey, then salt, then almond butter and almond extract
Allow to chill in the fridge for 5 minutes and then stir. 
Allow to chill in the fridge another 5 minutes until the consistency of dough
Roll tablespoons of the chilled mixture into balls then roll them in whichever outer dusting mix you want. For mine, I chose local bee pollen and cocoa powder but cinnamon and cocoa powder would be good too. Or crushed up nuts. Or chocolate shavings. The sky's the limit. 
Place the finished truffles on a tray covered in wax paper and chill until hard in the fridge. You can store them in an air tight container in the fridge. 

Recipe adapted from original here: Local Milk

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