Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chocolate Coconut Truffles



These are sugar-free (sweetened with agave), and super darn good. They take care of a chocolate fix without leaving you feeling guilty or sick after! 
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·  1/2 cup coconut butter/oil, warmed to soften
·  3/4 cup agave nectar
·  2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·  1/4 teaspoon sea salt
·  1 cup dried shredded coconut
·  2 1/4 cups cocoa powder, preferably raw, sifted (I use DARK chocolate powder.)

In a high-speed blender, blend the coconut oil, agave nectar, vanilla, and salt. Add the shredded coconut, 1/2 cup at a time, and blend until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in 2 cups of the cocoa powder until thoroughly combined. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or more to set slightly.
Place the remaining 1/4 cup cocoa powder onto a small plate. Spoon heaping tablespoons of the chocolate mixture and roll them into balls. Roll these in the cocoa powder (or coconut!). Store the finished truffles in the refrigerator.

3 comments:

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Agave nectar is the best isn't it?! My husband might just love these.

Muriel Miller said...

I would love to become a contributor if you are accepting them still. My site is cookbakeanddecorate.blogspot.com and my email is murlpix@yahoo.com

{lizzythebotanist} said...

muriel-i will send you an invite. we don't keep up on this too much, i think i'm the only one that still posts...but you are welcome to add your recipes!