Guilt-free Paleo and keto friendly chocolate truffles recipe
Decadent paleo and keto friendly chocolate truffles recipe (gluten & dairy free)
These deliciously decadent keto truffles require just five ingredients and are completely guilt-free.
You can make them ahead of time and freeze for up to 3 months or, like me, eat them immediately! Feel free to also tweak the ingredients slightly to suit your personal tastes. I’ve simply gone with what works best for me.
How you decide to top and flavour them is also down to you and your personal taste. You could go for a classic dusting of cocoa powder, roll them in toasted chopped nuts or even add a flavoured extract.
To make the truffles you simply melt the sweetener and cocoa with coconut cream (I’m already drooling!) and whisk in some xanthan gum (to help stabilize and bind the mixture), before shaping it into little balls.
I usually get a lot of questions about whether cocoa or cacao is better.
Both work well in this recipe, but what really matters is the quality. The higher the quality, the more nutritional benefits and better taste they will have, so it’s worth spending a bit of money on this ingredient, especially if you’re planning to gift the truffles (hello, Christmas presents).
When it comes to picking a sweetener for your keto truffles xylitol and allulose are both equally great options as they retain that creamy texture throughout. I wouldn’t recommend erythritol as, when melted and cooled, it can become grainy.
Finally, remember that if you use allulose to sweeten your truffles, you will need to add 30% more of it then you would of xylitol as it’s less sweet. And if you use xylitol please keep it away from your pets as it can be highly toxic for them.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Ingredients for this decadent paleo and keto friendly chocolate truffle recipe
- 1 cup of full-fat organic coconut cream
- 2-4 tbsps of xylitol or allulose
- 2-4 tbsps of cocoa powder(dark or milk, depending on preference)
- 1/4 tsp of espresso powder (optional)
- 1/4 tsp of Himalayan salt
- 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum
- Cacao powder for dusting
- Optional ingredients: you can always play around with adding a few drops of food-grade essential oils to give your truffles more soul. I would recommend peppermint, vanilla, cinnamon, lavender or wild orange)
Method for these decadent paleo and keto friendly chocolate truffle recipe
- Put the coconut cream, sweetener, cocoa, espresso powder and salt into a pan over medium-low heat.
- Using a hand blender or whisk, mix until the coconut cream turns completely liquid and the ingredients are thoroughly blended
- Slowly add the xanthan gum and continue blending the mixture until you can’t see any lumps
- If the mixture feels too thick you can add a teaspoon of water, but make sure that it doesn’t become runny or too wet
- Remove it from heat, and leave to cool. Then cover and put into your fridge for half an hour to set
- To make the truffle balls simply scoop out a small amount of the mixture and roll into the shape of a one-inch ball
- Dust some cocoa powder onto your palms before you roll them to stop it from melting
- Work quickly to stop them from going soft. If they do become too soft you can pop them into the
freezer for 5-10 minutes before continuing to roll them
- Once they’re all rolled out you can dust them with some cocoa powder, or sprinkle with some toasted chopped nuts or coconut flakes – it’s completely up to you!
- You can keep these keto truffles in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to a week, or you can enjoy straight away as I like to!
Ingredient Spotlight: Full-fat Coconut cream
Full fat organic coconut cream makes a wonderful and nutritious alternative to milk and other, unhealthy, dairy products. It can be used to recreate a decadent dessert or a creamy coffee, and, because of it’s thick, creamy texture, it can help you feel fuller for longer. This makes it an ideal ingredient to add to your keto recipes. I like to add coconut cream to my curries and even cauliflower rice to help keep me feeling satiated for longer.
Besides its delicious taste and texture, coconut cream is surprisingly good for you. It contains lauric acid, which is a fatty acid that can help you keep the weight off and help prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Empowering others via my anti-ageing wellness platform and holistic health books
I hope you liked this decadent paleo and keto friendly chocolate truffle recipe. I changed the way I eat in 2011 when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue, conditions where the thyroid is affected. I had no energy, was exhausted, desperate, and my weight had sky-rocketed.
Because of that, I decided to ditch sugars, processed foods, grains, dairy and toxic chemicals. And step-by-step, I introduced a whole-foods-based (first Paleo) and later an AIP (autoimmune protocol) friendly ketogenic approach to food which gave me my life, vitality, happiness and energy back!
Now, through my holistic wellness books and anti-ageing health platform, I want to empower people around the world do the same and regain their health, hair, life, vitality and beauty!