dark chocolate truffles

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate truffles flavored with bioflavanoid-rich orange zest.

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.

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Dark Chocolate Truffles
  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 small pot 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 coarsely-ground 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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  1. Elisabeth says

    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!

    • Elana says

      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!

  2. says

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious. I really enjoy chocolate, so this is perfect.

    Although I am not much of a baker, this recipe doesn’t look too difficult to make.

    I think I would add some chopped nuts or coconut flakes on top for some added flavour.

    Is there a substitute for the raw cocoa butter? I haven’t come across it in stores.

    • bev says

      yes, i’d love to know where i could find cacao butter as well! i’m in canada…any one have any ideas? i’d LOVE to try these!

  3. Lynnette says

    Heard you on NPR tonight and adored hearing you advocate so articulately for all of us trying to heal our bodies with paleo diets.
    Thank you Elana!

  4. says

    These truffles look AMAZING! I love that the filling uses coconut butter – one of my all-time favorite foods. I’ll bet the orange zest makes the favors pop. This will be on the “to make” list for this weekend!

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