Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paleo Truffles!

Paleo Truffles! (no sugar added)
Shannon Doleac, MS, CSCS, CF-L1

Looking for a Valentine's Day treat without the sugar? This may be your answer!


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup 100% raw cacao
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. If your coconut oil and coconut butter are solid, warm them slightly to liquify.
  2. Combine all ingredients (EXCEPT shredded coconut) in a small freezer safe bowl until well mixed.
  3. Place your bowl in the freezer for 5 to 7 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken and set.
  4. Form ~ 3/4 inch diameter balls with your hands.
  5. Roll truffles in shredded coconut, place on a plate and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Makes ~ 12 truffles


  1. I can't wait to make these this week for a sweet treat on Valentines day- thank you! Tanya R.

  2. Do you know if these would freeze well?

  3. I'm not sure if they freeze well (they don't last long enough around our house;-)), but, it's worth a shot. My guess is yes.

  4. Mine came out very bitter, what cocoa did you use?

    1. Hi DeNelle,
      I used Navitas Naturals brand of Cacao Powder, Mayan Superfood. These truffles certainly aren't real "sweet" as they have no sugar, but they also shouldn't be bitter. ???