It’s Halloween! So I thought I’d make some tasty little junk-free alternatives to commercial candy that will hit the spot but not send your blood-sugar through the roof.

They’re inspired by a friend who was telling me, the other day, about some delicious melt-in-your-mouth truffles made from Oreos and cream cheese. They sounded amazing (except for the dodgy ingredients), so I thought I’d experiment with some healthier versions.

These are so easy to make and really hit the spot. They’re chewy, chocolaty and melt in your mouth, and they’re easy to adapt flavor-wise depending on your mood.

I made some plain ones and some coated in freeze-dried crushed strawberries I happened to have lying around, but they’d work equally well coated with crushed nuts, cocoa powder, cacao nibs, coffee or coconut flakes. You can also add more or less sweetener (I used honey, but maple syrup would also work). And depending on your tolerance for dark chocolate – use darker or less dark chocolate in the coating. I went super dark since I do not consider it chocolate unless it is at least 85% cocoa or above! But that’s just me : )

Paleo Dark Chocolate Truffles
Dairy free, nut free, refined sugar free, creamy bites of deliciousness
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Truffle Mixture
  1. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 2 tbsp coconut butter
  3. 1/4 cup honey
  4. 3/4 cup cacao powder (normal unsweetened cocoa powder works just fine)
  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  6. Pinch of sea salt
  7. Crushed freeze dried strawberries - optional
Chocolate Coating
  1. 4 squares dark chocolate
  2. 1 tsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. 1. In a food processor combine all ingredients for the truffle mixture except the strawberries
  2. 2. Place mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden a little
  3. 3. In the meantime melt dark chocolate with coconut oil for the chocolate coating (break into small pieces and microwave in 15 second increments, or use a double boiler)
  4. 4. Crush strawberries and place aside
  5. 5. Remove chilled truffle mix from fridge and shape into small balls - this recipe should make about 16
  6. 6. Stick a tooth pick in each and chill for another 15 minutes
  7. 7. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and then into the crushed strawberries (optional) and set on a piece of parchment paper
  8. 8. Chill again until hardened and enjoy!
Notes
  1. You could substitute anything you like for the crushed strawberries eg. nuts, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, coffee, cocoa powder to change up the flavors
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