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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

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45 mins
5 mins
45 mins
1 hr 35 mins
35 truffles


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

69 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 4g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 2g; protein 2g; folate 0.8mcg; sodium 19mg; potassium 26mg; calcium 4mg; iron 0.7mg.