Raw Choc Mint Truffles Coated in Organic Dark Chocolate
These make a nutritious treat if you prefer to gift chocolates made by your own hands.
Contains antioxidants, calcium, fibre, healthy fats, and protein. They're a step up from your regular supermarket chocolate truffles.
If you don't like peppermint, just leave it out. Add something different like cinnamon, goji berries, inca berries, crushed roasted hazelnuts, crushed coffee beans etc etc. I'll leave that up to your imagination!
Don't like shredded coconut? Simply replace it with extra almond meal.
Gluten Free. Paleo (if occasional dark chocolate allowed in your diet). Vegan. Raw (filling), Low Fodmap (1 piece). Dairy free and refined sugar free if you use an alternative dark chocolate for the coating.
1 cup shredded coconut
4 tbsp cacao
3 tbsp almond meal
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tbsp cacao nibs
2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 drops of peppermint oil (adjust to your taste)
Pinch of sea salt
1/8 cup chopped dark chocolate chunks (Optional. I used Green and Black's Dark 85%, chopped into small pieces)
60g dark chocolate (I used the rest of Green and Blacks 85%)
Mix all filling ingredients together in a bowl.
Roll into balls. If too dry add a little water, if too wet, add a little more coconut flour or almond meal.
Place in the fridge to firm for about 30 minutes.
In a metal bowl, over a pot of boiling water, gently melt the chocolate for the coating. Line a tray with baking paper that will fit in the fridge. Once melted, remove the filling from the fridge.
Roll each truffle into the chocolate and place on the tray. Leave some chocolate for the drizzle.
Once all of them are well coated, place back in the fridge to set the coating.
Fill a small piping bag, or ziplock bag with a small nip in one corner with the remaining melted chocolate. Once the chocolate coating is set, remove from fridge. Pipe the chocolate drizzle over the truffles. Store in the fridge to set again.
As the chocolate coating has been tempered (if you're using Green and Blacks or another shelf-stable chocolate), they should last outside the fridge quite well. Mine never lasted that long!
Enjoy and Happy Easter!