Monday, January 27, 2014

Coconut Fudge Truffles

This recipe is somewhat healthy and definitely delicious!  It's a good way to treat your sweet tooth and get a bit of coconut oil in your diet! 

Bulk shredded coconut from Azure Standard.

Recipe for Coconut Fudge Truffles

1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup coco powder
4 tbsp powdered sugar (or honey, or regular sugar)
Raw Almonds (Optional)
Dash sea salt
Toasted Shredded coconut oil (toast coconut in a small fry pan over high heat until golden brown)
This will make about 20 small truffles, or 10 larger truffles.   

1. Soften the coconut oil by heating slightly, you don’t have to melt it all the way, but it helps if it’s soft and pliable. It’s ok if you melt the coconut oil, it will just have to be in the fridge longer. Pour the softened coconut oil into a bowl.
2. Add coco, powdered sugar and salt to the bowl and mix well. Once it is mixed it will be almost like thick chocolate frosting.
3. Put the mixture in the fridge for 5-15 minutes depending on the texture. If it is very liquidy, you’ll want to keep it in the fridge for a little longer. You want the mixture to harden just to the point that it is still pliable, sort of like cookie dough, because you will be rolling it into balls. Make sure you don’t leave it in the fridge for too long because coconut oil will harden quickly and you don’t want it to get too hard.

4. Once it has reached the right consistency, take the mixture out of the fridge and take small spoonfuls out and roll an almond into each ball. Warning: your hands will get a little chocolatey! You can coat your hands in cacao powder to keep it form getting sticky.

5. Once you’ve rolled all the balls, freeze them until quite hard. 

6.  Melt 2 oz chocolate in a small container.  Drop frozen truffles into chocolate, let as much chocolate drip off as possible before dropping the chocolate-coated truffle into a bowl of toasted coconut to coat.  Keep in the fridge or low room temperature. 

1 comment :

  1. Yes ,these do sound delicious and . . . healthy! ;-) I do agree that eating these would be a good idea for one's health! : -)
    Good job!
    Love you,