Dark Chocolate Truffles

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.

Dark Chocolate Truffles

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  1. In a food processor combine coconut oil and coconut butter
  2. Pulse in honey, stevia, and orange zest
  3. Pulse in cocoa powder
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until very firm
  5. Use a 1 teaspoon sized scoop to measure out truffles
  6. Roll into a ball and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  7. In a saucepan over very low heat, make shell for truffles
  8. Melt the cacao butter, then stir in cacao powder, honey and stevia
  9. Using a toothpick, dip truffles in shell one by one
  10. Chill for one hour
  11. Top with coarse sea salt if desired, then serve

This Dark Chocolate Truffle recipe is based on one from Against All Grain. While that recipe is delicious I have made a number of changes in order to cut down on the prep time and simplify the recipe quite a bit. I've also added stevia to this Paleo candy recipe in order to reduce the amount of honey and make it lower in carbohydrates.

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24 responses to “Dark Chocolate Truffles”

  1. Elana these look wonderful! I have so enjoyed your website and recipes! On this recipe is it 1/4 or 3/4 of a cup of cacao powder in the shell? I’d love to try them but would like to know which measurement to use first. Thanks so much for all your hard work and attention to detail. The recipes speak for themselves!

    • Hi Elisabeth, use the amounts of ingredients in the order listed, 3/4 cup cacao powder for the filling, and 1/4 cup for the shell. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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