These fantastically healthy dark chocolate truffles are full of antioxidant rich cacao powder and sweetened with honey and just a bit of vanilla stevia, which leaves a lot of room for the other flavors to come through.
Although I experimented and made these truffles with vanilla and raspberry, I ended up loving orange the best. I think orange zest and dark chocolate are a wonderful flavor combination.
- In a food processor combine coconut oil and coconut butter
- Pulse in honey, stevia, and orange zest
- Pulse in cocoa powder
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until very firm
- Use a 1 teaspoon sized scoop to measure out truffles
- Roll into a ball and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- In a small pot over very low heat, make shell for truffles
- Melt the cacao butter, then stir in cacao powder, honey and stevia
- Using a toothpick, dip truffles in shell one by one
- Chill for one hour
- Top with coarsely-ground salt if desired, then serve
This Dark Chocolate Truffle recipe is based on one from Danielle at Against All Grain. Her recipe is delicious; she uses cacao butter as an ingredient in both parts of her truffles, while I have chosen to eliminate it for the filling in order to cut down on the prep time and simplify the recipe a bit. I’ve also added stevia to this recipe in order to reduce the honey in the chocolate shell.
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