Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles

It’s often hard to believe that anything that tastes good can actually be good for you.

But that’s exactly what these little chocolate treats are! Good for you!

And- in so many ways!

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From the heart healthy plant-based fats {from coconut oil that are not only good at increasing your heart protective HDL cholesterol but they also keep you feeling satisfied and fuller longer}…

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to just a teaspoon of added sugar per serving {good for your waistline, blood sugar, and heart}…

to the unsweetened cocoa powder that is good for your heart, brain, and stress levels!

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These truffle bites give you feelings of indulgence and decadence, but the health benefits of the simple ingredients makes these bites part of a healthy diet! If you’re worried about just eating one, rest assured, they are super rich and filling!

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Makes 24-26 servings

1/2 cup refined coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut flakes, divided

2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder

In a food processor, add 1 cup of coconut flakes and blend until it resembles smaller flakes {almost like snow}. Pour the coconut crumbs onto a plate or bowl. Set aside.

In the same food processor bowl, add the melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt. Pulse until well combined. Add the second cup of the coconut flakes and pulse to combine. The coconut flakes will break up into small pieces.

In a mixing bowl, sift the cocoa powder.

Add half the sifted cocoa to the coconut mixture. Pulse to combine. Add the remaining half. Pulse again quickly to fully incorporate.

Pour the mixture into a bowl {you can use the same mixing bowl used to sift the cocoa}. Set in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Using a small spoon or teaspoon, scoop the truffle mixture, press to combine slightly, and roll into a ball in your hand. Roll into coconut crumbs. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Per serving {1 truffle}: 100 calories, 9 grams fat, 8 grams saturated fat, 10 milligram sodium, 8 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, 2 grams protein. 

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I love these as an easy recipe I can make with the little one and feel good about having it after my meal. Not only is it a sweet-treat but it’s incredibly nutritious and oh-so-delicious!

Enjoy!

xo,

Becca

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