Homemade Chocolate & Coconut Truffles
Updated: May 3, 2021
Who doesn't like sweet bites every now and then? or maybe every day? :-)
I am rather a salty person - but, if you give me a piece of chocolate or something sweet, I will eat it all in one eye blink. And indeed, I do believe life is too short to cut on little pleasures like truffles. However, most of the truffles we buy are high on sugar and fat components, including cholesterol... and they usually contain additives.
If you want to keep a nutritious diet and still enjoy this type of little pleasures, making your own truffles should be on the top of your to do list. It doesn't take too long to prepare them.. although your hands do get quite messy :)
For today's truffles, we will need the ingredients below, a blender with dry container, baking paper and space in the fridge ;-)
5 tbsp water
7 tbsp agave syrup
2 pitted Iranian dates
1/4 cup cacao butter
2 cups almond meal
2 cups cacao powder
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp Coconut virgin oil
1 tsp Coconut syrup
3 tbsp cacao powder
Shredded coconut to taste
We are going to start by mixing the water, agave syrup, dates and the cacao butter. Blend it all together until reaching a silky smooth dough. Then add 1 cup of almond meal to the mix and blend it all together. Add now the 2 cups cacao powder and blend it all again.
Pour the mixture to a bowl and add the almond meal plus the half cup of shredded coconut. With the hands, mix it all and create a big ball. If it is too liquid, you can add more almond meal or set it aside in the freezer for 15minutes.