The following is a guest post from Eileen, who blogs at WellnessAndWorkouts.com. She has a decadent chocolate truffle recipe for you all that is refined sugar free and is GAPS diet friendly. Go and check out her blog for more great recipes and posts!
There is a little story behind how this chocolate truffle recipe came about. I home educate my six children. A few years ago, we were studying world geography. The curriculum we used came with recipe suggestions for each country we studied. It was a fantastic time of trying many wonderful foods from all around the world.
The chocolate truffle recipe was especially great!
Then we went on the GAPS Diet.
We got to the point in the diet where we could add some really enticing foods, such as coconut and chocolate. My oldest daughter, who loves to cook, pulled out the old truffle recipe one day. She saw some of the ingredients, such as powdered sugar and corn syrup, and knew that the recipe was not possible for us anymore.
Or was it?
I am always thankful when my daughter uses her resourcefulness to help our family. And I am grateful I have let her have access to our kitchen, and the ingredients in our pantry. But I have probably never been more appreciative of those things than the first time she offered me one of these delicious, healthy, treats!
It is hard to say which will surprise you most–how amazing these taste and feel in your mouth, how wholesome the ingredients are, or how quick and easy these are to make!
No Bake, Grain Free, Dairy Free, GAPS/SCD
Total time from start to finish: 35 minutes (15 minutes prep time, 20 minutes freezer time)
Makes about 32 Truffles
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup raw honey (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (where to buy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (where to buy)
- 2 cups shredded coconut (where to buy)
- 1 additional cup shredded coconut, to coat the truffles
Mix the coconut oil, honey, cocoa powder and vanilla in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir with a wooden or bamboo spoon until mixed thoroughly.
Add 2 cups of shredded coconut, and mix till the coconut is evenly distributed through the chocolate.
Use a small scoop (this scoop is a great one to use for this recipe), and form into balls.
Roll the balls in the extra 1 cup of shredded coconut.
Place a square of parchment paper on a plate. Put the balls on the parchment paper.
Put the plate of truffles in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
Then serve, or move to a sealed container in your refrigerator until you would like to serve them. If you want to save them, we find hiding them to be a smart idea!
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Eileen is a wife and home educating mom of six who blogs in her “spare” time at WellnessAndWorkouts.com. She and her daughter, who created this recipe, are working on writing a candy making ebook. To learn more about it, or put in your requests for recipe development, visit us at http://www.wellness-and-workouts.com/