Paleo Cashew Truffles


These chocolaty truffles use coconut oil, unsweetened coconut milk, and unsweetened chocolate, making them lighter on sugar and calories.

Paleo Cashew Truffles
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Chill Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
35 truffles


  • 8 ounce unsweetened chocolate*, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil

  • ½ cup canned unsweetened coconut milk

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¾ cup whole raw cashews

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt


  1. Place chocolate and coconut oil in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan bring coconut milk just to boiling; pour over chocolate. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla. Cover and chill 45 minutes or until just firm enough to shape.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Place cashews in a shallow baking pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Set aside 35 whole cashews. In a food processor cover and pulse remaining cashews and salt until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl.

  3. Roll chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls. For each truffle, place a whole cashew in center of a chocolate portion and shape into a ball. Roll ball in chopped cashews. Store in the refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.


We recommend using Scharffen Berger 99% cacao chocolate for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

69 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 35
Calories 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Folate, total 0.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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