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. Sounds good. Can someone please explain why Paleo recipes don’t have a calorie count, protein, carbs etc. We’re very use to these numbers & don’t see them in Paleo books or on sites. Thanks

    • The Paleo Diet is always low in bad carbs, so no need to count calories. It is also not a weight loss diet, its a lifestyle, so calorie-counting is generally NOT recommended. I was not even trying to lose weight when i began eating this way, but still lost over 10 lbs. and that was without ANY exercise, and eating as much as i wanted. (Of course exercise is usually a good idea, especially if you do want to lose weight). But carbs, protein, calories…thats diet talk. This is not a “diet” so enjoy the freedom of not having to do math at every meal :)

  2. What is the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter? I’ve used coconut milk, water and oil, but am unfamiliar with the butter, but this recipe looks awesome.

    • coconut butter is a rich, creamy spread made from coconut meat (and a few other ingredients). It is also sometimes called coconut cream. Coconut oil is the fat from the coconut. It is solid aat room temp but it is not a butter.

  3. How funny! I just put cranberry.chocolate truffles on my list to make Christmas Eve. I was working on my shopping list when this came in my inbox. Can’t wait!!

  4. The recipe sounds good. I was wondering if you have considered any other brand of organic chocolate? Dagoba is owned by Hersheys and is on the GMO Boycott list. Any suggestions

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