Paleo, Ketogenic and Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate truffles are so delicious and really easy to make. The only ‘difficult’ part is waiting for the mixture to chill in the fridge! I would recommend making the mixture on the night then leaving it overnight in the fridge.

If you have any latex gloves or washing up gloves you can use these when rolling the mixture into balls, as your hands WILL get sticky! It’s not a must have, but it can make things easier and less messy. Just remember to wash your hands once you put the gloves on – just to make sure any powdered residue (from inside the latex gloves) is washed off before handling the food.

The flavours for these truffles are endless, you can have coffee, toffee, caramel, strawberry, cherry and so on – all you need is a decent extract.If you wanted to go one further you could add nuts, dried fruit, or even have fresh berries in the middle. You can also play around with the coating too, I rolled some in roasted chopped almonds (see featured image) but I prefered them plain. If you wanted you could try toasted desiccated coconut, cacao nibs, powdered erythritol for that powdered sugar look or melted chocolate for a smooth crisp outer shell.

You can easily change the type of nut butter, percentage of chocolate or sweetener used to make these as long as you use the same amounts.

If you are making these for someone who is vegan, you will need to make sure that the chocolate you are using has no dairy in – some dark chocolates DO contain traces or have small amounts of dairy.

Below are the macros for one truffle – based on making 24 orange flavoured truffles. If you change the flavour or add in extras such as nuts or chocolate coating this will change the overall macros, but the information below can be useful to get an idea of how many you can eat!

Protein 1.3g
Fat 6.5g
Carbs 3.8g
Fiber 0.85
Net Carbs 2.9g

If you want to make them smaller (I’ve tried), you can get 35 chocolate truffles and the Macros are as follows :-
Protein 0.89g
Fat 4.4g
Carbs 2.6g
Fiber 0.58g
Net Carbs 2g

Print Recipe
Chocolate Truffles - Paleo Ketogenic and Vegan
These chocolate truffles are so delicious and easy to make. You can change the flavour, add in dried fruit or nuts or coat in chocolate for a more decadent taste.
Course Sweets
Prep Time 10
Passive Time 4 hours
Course Sweets
Prep Time 10
Passive Time 4 hours
  1. In a pan over a low heat, warm the coconut milk until it starts to bubble.
  2. Reduce the heat a little and add in the vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, erythritol, nut butter and stevia, then stir to combine.
  3. Remove from the heat and add in the chocolate, square by square until it has all melted. You will need to keep stirring to ensure it doesn't burn.
  4. If you want orange flavored balls you can add the orange essence into the mixture here. If you would like to have half plain and half orange you will need to add it later. (Alternatively if you want a variety of flavours, you can split the mixture into bowls and add the extract in to each bowl then give it a good stir.)
  5. When the mixture has completely combined and there are no lumps, pour into a bowl or jug and allow to cool. Once cooled place in the fridge for a few hours to thicken up. (Approx 3 1/2 hours)
  6. When ready it should be firm like butter - the best test is to prod it with your finger, it should easily squish but not stick to your finger.
  7. Place the cacao powder onto a plate and place an empty plate near by.
  8. If you would like to make half of the batch orange flavoured, you will need to make a line down the center of the mixture splitting it into two. Make the plain balls using the one half of the mixture. When that runs out and you are left with the other half of the mixture, add in the orange extract and give it a good stir. It will be thick and difficult to stir but will loosen up. If it becomes too sticky you can add in a sprinkle of cacao powder.
  9. Use a metal spoon (or a melon ball scoop) scoop out the chocolate mixture and roll into balls using your hands. Drop the ball into the cacao powder, shake off excess powder then place on to the plate.
  10. Once you have made all your chocolate truffles, place the plate into the fridge and allow to cool again (chilling will help them firm up again).
  11. If you are able to stop yourself from gorging on these little beauts, they will last 3-4 days in the fridge. They can be easily frozen too - just fetch out and place in the fridge a few hours before eating.
  12. If you want to give them to a friend as a gift (e.g. for Christmas) check out the link below for recycling glass jars (which are perfect for storing these in!).
  13. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Click here to go to my blog post 'Memory Jars'. It will tell you how to decorate and up cycle a glass jar, which would be perfect for giving as a gift with some chocolate truffles in.


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