Rich chocolate coconut truffles are made with coconut oil, cocoa powder and shredded coconut. Keto and low carb, they are sweetened with stevia.
These keto chocolate coconut truffles are so easy to make, it’s ridiculous. They are amazing, too – rich and deeply chocolatey. If you like coconut, I think you will love these truffles. And you should also check out these amazing coconut haystacks and dark chocolate coconut clusters!
The ingredients needed for this recipe
You only need a few ingredients to make this recipe:
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Coconut oil
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Sweetener (I use stevia)
How to make keto chocolate coconut truffles
The recipe is simple! Complete instructions are in the recipe card below. Here are the basic steps:
- Mix together the shredded coconut, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and stevia.
- Chill briefly.
- Form into truffles and roll in toppings.
Can I use a sweetener other than stevia?
I really like stevia and use it almost exclusively these days.
I believe that stevia is quite safe and is likely the healthiest no-sugar sweetener (although some say that more research regarding its safety is needed.) Although many people object to its taste, the glycerite formulation greatly minimizes the bitter aftertaste.
If you’d rather not use stevia, you can probably use a low carb granulated sweetener instead. Though you might need to add a bit of extra water if you do.
You can also use honey or maple syrup, omitting the water from the recipe. The amount of stevia I use is equivalent to about 2 tablespoons of sweetener.
Must I chill the mixture before shaping the coconut truffles?
The truffle mixture is very soft until you chill it, so it’s helpful to chill it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes before shaping the chocolate coconut truffles.
However, I am a very impatient person, so I usually skip this step and just deal with the challenge of shaping the very soft batter into balls.
You should, however, chill the truffles for about 10 minutes before serving them. Otherwise, they truly are too soft. Even I do that.
What toppings should I use?
I usually roll these truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder. For this blog post though, I went all fancy and used two more toppings – chopped walnuts and shredded coconut.
To chop the walnuts into small enough pieces, I put them in a resealable plastic bag and ran a rolling pin back and forth over them.
How to store leftover Chocolate Coconut Truffles?
If you have any leftovers (Ha! Not a chance), store them in the fridge in a sealed container. Do remove them from the fridge one hour before serving, or they will be too firm.
Chocolate Coconut Truffles
- In a medium bowl, add the shredded coconut, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla and stevia. Use a small rubber spatula or a fork to combine.
- Mixture will be a bit dry. Add just enough water to make it smoother – 1 tablespoon should do it. Mix well.
- Refrigerate the mixture for 5 minutes.
- Form the mixture into 6 truffles, each weighing about 20 grams.
- If desired, roll the truffles in toppings such as shredded coconut, cocoa powder or chopped nuts.
- Refrigerate the chocolate coconut truffles for 10 minutes before enjoying.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving.