Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

This “candy” is a healthy holiday snack or dessert. Made with a coconut oil base, dark chocolate, dried cranberries, and a dash of stevia, these truffles are a lovely little pick-me-up in a sea of holiday junk food.

This gluten-free truffle has a deliciously healthy coconut oil base. It is also a wonderful holiday treat if you or your loved ones have a nut allergy.

Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

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Servings 10 truffles



  • In a food processor pulse chocolate and cranberries
  • Pulse in salt until mixture is the texture of coarse gravel
  • Pulse in coconut oil, coconut butter and stevia
  • Scoop mixture 1 scant tablespoon at a time into a paper lined mini muffin pan
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours to set, then serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
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I based this recipe on one from Diane Sanfilippo. I will be giving out these delightful treats as well as  Eat Like a Dinosaur by the Paleo Parents and Dairy-Free Ice Cream by Kelly Broznya to friends and family this year as Christmas and Hanukkah gifts.

I’ve been continuing to focus on eating a tablespoon of coconut oil each day due to its purportedly healthy properties. Apparently coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-fungal and neuro-protective. According to certain cardiologists I’ve spoken with, its medium chain fatty acids actually reduce cholesterol. Coconut oil has become the go to fat in my house for everything from stir fries to baking. Frankly, best of all, it just tastes good.

Here are some other healthy Paleo “candy” recipes for you and yours during the holidays:


35 responses to “Cranberry Chocolate Truffles”

  1. I **love** coconut oil. We use it for everything too, and I have experienced a huge increase in immune function. Started using it in 2009. In 2011, I was taken off my Synthroid because I no longer needed it – thyroid was functioning totally normally. I later came to find out that coconut oil is specifically thyroid boosting. Gotta love it when food replaces any medication.

  2. Elena,

    I want to thank you for your book and ur blog. I am also celiac and I have not eaten any goodies for years. I found your website and i bought everything you recommend. I made the carrot cake and I cried. Thank you very much for bringing happiness.

    The best for 2013,


  3. Sounds amazing! Just found your fabulous site, and am also newly in love with coconut oil, can’t believe we’ve all been missing out on it all these years as it was incorrectly labeled! If you’re in the mood for a little family crafting, and a look at life in Israel, check out my site I think you’ll like it!

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