Natural Coconut Cacao Truffles

Natural Coconut Cacao Truffles

This recipe originally started as these very simple coconut bars, but I can rarely resist the chance to add chocolate to a dessert.  Especially fresh cacao nibs, which are the purest and least processed form of chocolate there is.   To sweeten I used dates, which makes them even more wholesome and compliments the flavors really well.

With just a food processor and just a few ingredients, these healthy treats come together really quickly, so make them today!

1/4 c cacao nibs
1 c shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 c pitted dates
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Dash of sea salt (optional)

In a large food processor, start with the cacao nibs and let them grind up for about a minute.  Then stop the processor, add in the shredded coconut and grind together for about another minute.  Then add in the dates and sea salt and turn the food processor on while you drizzle in the coconut oil and vanilla extract.  The mixture should come together to consistent doughy texture.

Scoop out evenly sized amounts of the mixture, about 1-2 tbsp each.  Roll them into balls, place on a large plate covered with parchment paper and let chill in the freezer or refrigerator.  In the freezer they should be ready in 10-20 minutes, and the fridge will take a little longer.

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge and enjoy within a week.  Since the ingredients are all natural these won’t keep for a long time, but because they are so good, chances are they won’t last that long either!

 Natural Coconut Cacao Truffles


2 Responses to “Natural Coconut Cacao Truffles”
  1. Dates, coconut, and chocolate are really all I need to survive. How perfect this recipe is for me! I love how decadent the combination is, especially with the vanilla extract and sea salt. A winning recipe, for sure!

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