These are the most rich and divine dark chocolate truffle ever. Your mouth will have no clue these are healthy.
It’s a happy thing that when devoured, no apologizes are needed whatsoever.
There was a time when I hated coconut… and dark chocolate. (gasp!)
Not so ironically, those were the days of my sugar craving, addicting, over-eating habits. So at the time, my body wanted artificial, fake “food” over delicious, natural, pure ones. And I just didn’t know how healthy foods could be delicious.
Foods like dark chocolate, healthy oils, and unsweetened coconut have amazing health benefits that are worth learning to love. Slowly adding them into my diet has changed my perspective and given my taste buds many reasons to love these foods. Now there’s no way on earth I’d pass up one of these decadent chocolate-y bites. These truffles are a celebration of pure raw foods at their finest.
Raw Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles (gluten free and vegan option)
3/4 cup Cocoa or Cacao Powder
6 Tablespoons Agave or Raw Honey*
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Pink Salt**
2 Tablespoons Agave Inulin or more Cocoa or Cacao Powder, if you like really dark chocolate
Unsweetened Coconut Shreds for coating
In a small bowl mix, together the cocoa powder with the honey and coconut oil. Add the vanilla extract, salt and mix until well combined. The mixture will be a very thick paste. Add the agave inulin and mix until combined and can form a ball. Chill the mixture for 10 minutes. The mixture will still be a little soft. Remove from the fridge, roll into small balls and coat with coconut shreds. Refrigerate any leftovers.
*To keep these balls truly vegan, you can substitute agave for the honey. I used raw honey in these for the great health benefits honey has to offer. Raw honey is a great source of vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. As fall and winter approach, this sweetener is an amazing food to help fight off colds and illnesses. If you are not against honey, take advantage of this raw recipe to enjoy this healthy sweetener!
**I like using pink salt because of it’s health benefits, but also because of it’s fine texture. You can use sea salts if you like, but I find they are usually more coarse, and may not blend as well as a finer salt.
Makes 8 truffles