Chocolate Coconut Truffles

These little balls of goodness will have you addicted at first bite. They are deceivingly delicious, leaving you wonder how they could possibly be healthy. If that wasn't enough, they’re quick and fun to whip up - which is lucky because they won't last long!

If you're on instagram or follow any wellness or health food blogs, you would definitely have come across many recipes and photos of these delightful little balls. Search bliss balls, protein balls or healthy truffles and you'll find endless variations. Or, if you’re feeling creative, I reckon you should have a play around with this recipe. Replace the almonds with hazelnuts or walnuts, or a combination. Have fun with the flavours – add a tablespoon of tahini or peanut butter, or even a shot of espresso! Yum.

In this variation I added a little cayenne pepper. If you’re a fan of the chilli-dark chocolate flavour combo, then I highly recommend it. I added about half a teaspoon of cayenne, but feel free to add to taste ;)

This recipe was adapted from one of my favourite and most inspiring food blogs – Green Kitchen Stories.

Chocolate Coconut Truffles
Makes ~15 truffles

1/2 cup dates, approximately 12 (dates are not low FODMAP)
100g almonds
100g desiccated coconut
1 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp water
1 tsp cinnamon

Optional add ins
Cayenne pepper
Peanut butter
Espresso shot
Orange zest

Mix all the ingredients in a food processor for 2-3 minutes or until the dough comes together into a ball. Place the mixture in the fridge for about 10 minutes, then form 15 small round truffles with your hands. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder, desiccated coconut or even finely chopped nuts. Keep refrigerated – they taste best chilled.


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  1. Delicious, I make similar little balls and they're so yummy. Love GKS blog too - prettiness overload!

    1. Thanks Jasmine, they're so addictive aren't they!?

      Oh prettiness overload indeed :)

      Xo, Steph

  2. This is just a heads up.
    You have writen that this is a low FODMAP recipe - in your recipe index.
    Dates are NOT low FODMAP :)

    Xo, Katrine

  3. Hi, I'm a bit confuse this recipe is "fructose friendly" and "sugar free" but it contains dates? Also dates are not low fodmap

  4. Hi everyone,

    Sorry about the old labels on this recipe. It once upon a time was "low FODMAP" when some of these ingredients hadn't been verified as being high so I've now fixed up all the labels. It's definitely a delicious one in moderation if you can tolerate dates.

    Steph xx


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