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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Servings 16 truffles



  • 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 saucepan 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 coarse sea salt if desired, then serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
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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.

For more healthy homemade candy recipes that are super easy to make, check out these goodies:


24 responses to “Dark Chocolate Truffles”

    • 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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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