Recipe: Coconut Truffles

December 17, 2013 · 5 comments

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Here’s a surprise quiz — if you had to use one ingredient for making a treat, but it had to be unquestionably healthy — what would you use? Here’s the answer…

Coconut. Lucky you, there are many forms of coconut to use to create healthy treats. Coconut has such an awesome flavor, it doesn’t even require very much sweetener. In this recipe there is hardly any sweetener compared to the amount of coconut. You should probably taste it to make sure it will be sweet enough for you.

Coconut Has So Many Benefits

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Lauric and palmitic fatty acids are found in mother’s breast milk and help protect the infant against pathogens. Studies have shown the antimicrobial benefits of coconut oil.

Investigations on the effects of the medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil, on neurological diseases such Alzheimer’s, show benefits. Other research shows coconut oil to benefit epilepsy.

I don’t feel guilty at all eating these fabulous coconut truffles!

Coconut Truffles

Ingredients for the Filling

Ingredients for the Topping

Equipment

Instructions

  1. Gently melt the coconut spread (#2 heat) in the pot — coconut spread will burn quickly so be careful
  2. Add the honey, vanilla and stevia and mix together
  3. Keep mixing off the heat until it is a paste
  4. Let cool (it should be cool anyway as you are not heating it a lot)
  5. Combine all the topping ingredients in a bowl and mix together and put aside
  6. Take a small teaspoon and scoop out some of the coconut paste and form a ball
  7. Continue until all the filling is finished
  8. Take a ball and drop it into the bowl of the topping and cover completely with a spoon
  9. Remove and put on a small cookie sheet covered in parchment paper
  10. Continue until all the balls are covered
  11. Freeze for at least 15 minutes before serving
  12. These stay well in the freezer

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Yield: Many depending on the size

Shared at: Mommy Club, Real Food Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Thank Your Body, Gluten Free Friday

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1 amber December 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Hi Jill,

These look absolutely divine! You are a sweet treat master (er, healthy sweet treat master).

Hope you’re doing well. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Hugs,
–Amber

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2 Dawn @ Peeling Back the Onion Layers December 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

We made these today as an after school snack! We skipped the honey and they were still awesome! When we melted the coconut butter it toasted a little…sooooo good!!!

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3 Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) December 26, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Truffles are always amazing! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

Hope your week is great!

Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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