Chocolate Truffles (Paleo approved)

Chocolate Truffles

Rumor has it that a balanced diet is chocolate in both hands and I have to agree with that. I’ve been witnessing my daughter’s weight (she was not big to begin with) melt right in front of my eyes ever since she started the paleo diet. When the challenge was over she continued making healthy choices for her and her family. And she continued to talk me into switching to paleo as well. So finally, two weeks ago my husband and I decided we’ll give it a try. He lost two pounds within the first week and I think I might have gained some. Go figure. Oh well, stored fat for the winter. But I was already eating pretty healthy.  I only drink water, I never snack on chips and the like, and I love veggies. So how much can you take away from me, right? Apparently a lot: pasta, potatoes, rice, sugar, legumes and all processed food; anything that wouldn’t be available to a caveman. I thought we are supposed to evolve.

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One thing I wasn’t willing to give up is chocolate. Although dark chocolate isn’t my favorite I made the switch. That was OK for a short period. I needed something more satisfying and that’s when I, after researching paleo recipes, came up with these chocolate truffles. Do I have your attention now? Not only are those truffles good for you, they are super delicious and super easy to make. Oh, and let me tell you this: the best part is that you can totally adjust ingredients and make it your own!

Paleo or not, these babies will be chowed down guilt-free!

 

Ingredients:
Yields 12

1 ½ cup Walnuts, Almonds or Cashews
1 cup pitted Dates
1 tablespoon Chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon pure Vanilla
1 tablespoon Almond Butter (or peanut butter for non-paleo version)
1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder (plus more for coating)
Pinch of Salt

 

Directions:
In a food processor or a blender add all ingredients and mix until nuts are ground and everything is well combined. If the mixture is not sticking, you can add a few drops water at a time. Is rum paleo? I don’t think so; I mean how would cavemen make rum? On the other hand, they must have had something to pas out at parties, so go ahead and add few drops of dark rum for even better flavor. I understand not everybody appreciates my jokes. Moving on…

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Using your hands, form small round balls, rolling in your palm. Make sure to remove your blender blades first or transfer the mixture into another bowl. Roll the truffles into cocoa powder, coating evenly.

Store them in an airtight container for up to a week.

This recipe made 12 truffles, about 1 ½ inch big. These are super rich and you won’t need to eat five at once to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

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In addition to storing fat for winter I changed my hair color from blond (which is my natural color) to red. I kind of like it. For now 🙂

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chocolate truffles

 

Chocolate Truffles (Paleo approved)

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup Walnuts, Almonds or Cashews
  • 1 cup pitted Dates
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Butter (or peanut butter for non-paleo version)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder (plus more for coating)
  • Pinch of Salt

Directions

In a food processor or a blender add all ingredients and mix until nuts are ground and everything is well combined. If the mixture is not sticking, you can add a few drops water at a time.

Is rum paleo? I don’t think so; I mean how would cavemen make rum? On the other hand, they must have had something to pas out at parties, so go ahead and add few drops of dark rum for even better flavor. I understand not everybody appreciates my jokes. Moving on…

Using your hands, form small round balls, rolling in your palm. Make sure to remove your blender blades first or transfer the mixture into another bowl. Roll the truffles into cocoa powder, coating evenly.

Store them in an airtight container for up to a week.

This recipe made 12 truffles, about 1 ½ inch big. These are super rich and you won’t need to eat five at once to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

https://all-thats-jas.com/2014/11/chocolate-truffles-paleo-approved.html

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  1. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    November 20, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Squeal! Thank you for sharing these wonderful treats at the Holiday Cookie Swap xoxoxo
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      allthatsjas
      November 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Thank you for hosting! Hope your day is beautiful!

  2. Reply
    Bunny
    November 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    These were delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Bunny! 😀

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    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    November 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I was not expecting these to be so healthy when I first saw the picture! I’ve been trying to eat better, but desserts always get me. This is a great way to have a sweet treat that is not so bad for me. Thanks for joining us for Hump Day Happenings!

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      allthatsjas
      November 6, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Glad you stopped by Jenna! I also thought diet and desserts don’t go together but there is nothing in this flavor that screams DIET 🙂 Hugs to you

  4. Reply
    Christy
    November 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Oh, these sound delicious, I love dates! And good for you, just a bonus!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      November 4, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks for visiting Christy! These do not taste like a diet at all!

  5. Reply
    Kelly
    November 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    These look divine. I KNEW I should have picked up dates when I saw them at the store today. Pinning this to make after I get some dates. 🙂

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      allthatsjas
      November 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Thanks Kelly and thanks for stopping by! 🙂
      Hugs

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