Let me tell you, when they say that chocolate is a girl’s best friend, I couldn’t agree more! I already have such a sweet tooth, chocolate being my one guilty pleasure – I could eat a bar of dark chocolate in one sitting like it was nothing. All the sugars and calories do add up though, which made me realize that I had to severely cut back on this treat. So now from time to time, I look for recipes that can help my chocolate cravings, but not make me feel as bad. I turned to fitness expert Becky Fox for a recipe that not only tastes good, but is healthy, too! For this truffle recipe, butter is replaced with coconut oil. This is a great healthy alternative when baking, especially in chocolate recipes. Let’s take a look at how to make these healthy chocolate truffles.
- 1 tbsp Kelapo Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp coconut butter/manna
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cacoa powder
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to harden. Roll into small truffle size balls. Refrigerate until solid.
For Extra Flavor:
After creating the balls, roll in cocoa powder or chopped nuts for extra flavor, then place in the refrigerator.
This recipe turns out so decadent and satisfying, which is what I need for a good dessert. I personally love to roll my finished truffles in chopped almonds…yum! You can even get creative and add in extract flavorings, such as coconut or rum to give these truffles an added kick.