Chocolate Truffles – Superfood
How can chocolate be good for you? These little balls are rich in antioxidants and are so easy to make. They will satisfy even the biggest of chocolate cravings.
About this Recipe
By: Amanda Higgins
Chocolate is the food from the gods. It is a powerful antioxidant and can improve brain function. We are talking 70% dark chocolate. Small amounts can improve blood circulation and lower your blood pressure.
These perfect little balls of dark chocolate are super simple to make and the flavours combinations are endless. The recipe I have created uses 100% dark chocolate so is for those trying to avoid sugar, but there is no harm in using 70%. With all the coconut cream and good fats in the coconut oil, they are perfect as an energy boost when you find you need one.
- This recipe is for people wishing to avoid refined sugar and dairy.
- 280g chocolate ( 100% dark chocolate or 70% for those who can’t do the bitter taste)
- ¾ cup coconut cream
- 3 teaspoons coconut oil
- ½ cup organic maple syrup plus 2 teaspoons ( this can be reduced or increased depending on how bitter you like chocolate)
- Flavouring ( I used a hazelnut essence or a vanilla extract – optional)
- Cocoa for dusting
- Toasted coconut for dusting
- Can use toasted finely chopped flaked almonds
Step by Step Instructions
Melt the chocolate in glass bowl in the microwave, be careful not to burn it. Add the coconut oil to this and allow it to melt into the chocolate. Once everything is nicely melted, add the flavouring if using and the coconut cream and mix well. The chocolate will thicken and go a little grainy, Don’t panic, put a little elbow grease into it and mix vigorously. It should become lovely, shiny and thick.
Pop the bowl, covered, into the fridge for about 2 hours to thicken and harden a little to make it easier to deal with.
Once it is a ready, use a teaspoon to dig out small quantities, roll them in the palm of your hands into a balls. Dunk these into either the cocoa or the coconut. A lovely messy job, get everyone to help. At best the mixture is a lovely hand moisturiser!
Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for about 2 weeks or at room temperature for a few days – if they last that long!