Homemade Truffles

Homemade Truffles

These homemade truffles are not for the faint of heart. They are more chocolaty and boozy than they are sweet. They are dark, intense, and decidedly grownup. If you remember to take them out of the fridge well in advance, they will delight you by melting in your mouth, giving your taste buds a wonderful dark chocolate experience. If you love very dark chocolate (80% cacao at least), you will love these homemade truffles!

Homemade Truffles
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Primal
Yield: 14 truffles
Ingredients
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (or vanilla extract)
  • Coating:
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Coarsely chop the chocolate with a sharp chef’s knife. Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a shallow bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each one, until almost melted.
  2. Stir in the cream. Microwave for a few more seconds, then stir with a rubber spatula until fully melted and incorporated.
  3. Stir in the honey and bourbon (or vanilla). Mix until smooth.
  4. Cover with a plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Now comes the fun (messy!) part: Scoop out small portions of the mixture, measuring about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) per truffle. Shape the truffles with your hands into balls. They won’t be perfectly round.
  6. Roll the truffles in the toppings to coat.
  7. Place the truffles on wax paper in an airtight container. Store in the fridge. Remove the truffles from the fridge 30 minutes before serving.
Notes
*For a lower-carb option, try using Nature's Hollow sugar-free honey substitute(xylitol based). I haven't tried it myself, so if you do try it, please let me know how it turned out! Nutrition for this version: Calories 136; fat 13g; saturated fat 9g; carbs 5g; sugars 3g; sodium 7mg; fiber 2g; protein 2g.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 2 truffles (1oz); Calories: 147; Fat: 13g; Saturated fat: 9g; Carbohydrates: 10g; Sugar: 5g; Sodium: 7mg; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 2g

Homemade Truffles

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