Chocolate Snowball Truffles

With only 6 ingredients, you got yourself these decadent and super easy chocolate snowball truffles.

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It’s the holiday season. And for most of us that means indulgence time. While enjoying our favourite food and drinks this time of year is fine(in moderation)……one too many cocktails and a third helping of stuffing can leave us feeling pretty sluggish, heavy, and downright lethargic. Not to mention the digestive complaints.

I totally believe in balance and I don’t want you to go into deprivation mode either. So, here is my early christmas gift to you! These vegan(optional), gluten-free, refined sugar-free, raw chocolate snowball truffles.

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These truffles are blissfully elegant, chocolatey, decadent, perfectly sweet, EASY, raw, and are melt in your mouth heaven!

I totally get that these are not your “traditional” truffles. However, your taste buds will be tricked into thinking that you’re enjoying one. No joke.

The velvety, smooth center is made of honey, coconut flakes, dark chocolate, cacao powder, coconut oil, and natural almond butter. The coconut flakes make for a great topping, giving it that extra holiday flare. However, you can opt not to use it or only do it for half the recipe, in case you have some peeps who aren’t big coconut fans.

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For the dark chocolate, you can use dark chocolate chips or break up a dark chocolate bar into small chunks. Whatever you have works! If you’re looking for dairy-free chocolate  enjoy life foods or camino are great options.

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And of course, let’s not forget about the awesome health benefits:
Coconut and almond butter are loaded with healthy fats that will help keep you satiated and support stable energy levels. Meaning you’ll be better equip for the holiday buffet table and less likely to  overindulge. Can I get a two thumbs up!
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Cacao powder and dark chocolate are such an awesome source of magnesium. For the dark chocolate, in order to reap the health benefits, it has to be a minimum of 70% and the higher the percentage the better for you. Magnesium is so important, as it is involved in over 300 reactions in the body. Wowza! Also, most people are deficient in this mineral and we tend to need more of it under times of stress(which is the case for the majority of us during this time of year). A deficiency of magnesium can show up as muscle spasms, PMS, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, chronic pan, insomnia, and diabetes. Hold on one minute! Before you run off and devour all that dark chocolate, moderation does apply. A one ounce serving is suffice. And if you think that you may have a magnesium deficiency after reading some of the symptoms, before self-supplementing, make sure to chat with your  naturopathic doctor in order to see what dose and form is best suited for you.
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Chocolate Snowball Truffles

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Yield: 16-18 truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Dark chocolate(min 70%)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey (use maple syrup if vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix almond butter and coconut oil until well blended.
  2. Now transfer the almond butter and coconut oil, along with the remaining ingredients(***set aside 1/4 cup of coconut flakes for rolling) into a food processor and pulse together until all ingredients form a smooth consistency. Approximately 1-3 minutes. The mixture will be sticky so pop it into the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up so rolling is easier.
  3. Roll the dough into bite sized truffle balls.
  4. Place remaining 1/4 cup of coconut flakes in a shallow bowl. Roll truffles until completely and evenly covered with coconut.
  5. Store truffles in an airtight container. Use parchment paper to layer the container for each new row of truffles, so that you can stack them on top of each other without them sticking together.

Bring these along to your next holiday gathering or party, the office, get together, or leave them for santa. Everyone will be thanking you, even the most pickiest of eaters. Trust me.

I love seeing you creations! If you give these chocolate snowball truffles a try,  let me know by sharing it on instagram tagging @doctorrenata and using #chocolatesnowballtruffles #drrenata #wellnesswednesday.

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See you next Wednesday and for those of you celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

With love,

Dr. Renata xo

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