It does seem to be all about chocolate this weekend. Must be the magnesium I’m craving! Lol! If you’re not sure what I mean read my last post here and it will explain everything! Anyway I’m going to get straight into it. This recipe is a basic raw chocolate recipe I use to make a variety of different truffles and other chocolate goodness. It comes courtesy of the New York Times Bestseller, Practical Paleo, by Diane Sanfilipo, BS, NC. If you have not checked her out please do. She is a leader in the paleo-sphere! I also use my own recipe, which is nut-free too. You can find it here.
Makes 10 chocolates
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp. almond butter
3 tbsp. coconut butter
2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 tsp. pure maple syrup
Cacao and/or coconut for dusting truffles in
1. Combine all ingredients in a small-medium sized bowl, stirring until forms a smooth paste. It will be quite runny. Add in any of the extra ingredients you may want to use at this stage (see below for suggestions).
2. Place bowl in fridge for 20 minutes or until mixture starts to firm up enough to roll into balls or shape into rounds.
3. Shape chocolate into desired shapes and roll in cacao or coconut and return to fridge.
4. Store in fridge but take out 5 minutes before you eat them to allow them to soften slightly.
Add 3tbsp. of shredded coconut, 1 tbsp. of goji berries and 1 tbsp. of cacao nibs
Add slivered almonds and fresh raspberries.
Add 2 tsp. of mint extract for an after dinner mint chocolate.
- Chocolate Therapy (healtherella.wordpress.com)