These were so easy and so melt-in-your-mouth rich that I couldn’t not share.
I have been seeing chocolate recipes pop up around the internet all week, but all of them called for some sort of sweetener that isn’t allowed on the GAPS diet*. My toddler and I made these together on a whim, it was great fun- he helped me swirl the truffles in cocoa powder at the end. and put them on a plate… and now I need to clean cocoa powder out of every nook and cranny in my kitchen :)
These are based on the recipe from The Nourishing Gourmet, if you can have sugar I would recommend using her recipe, as honey has a little bit of a strong flavor that I find gets in the way of the chocolate. But if you’re looking for something that you can have while on GAPS, these are for you!
Homemade Chocolate Truffle Recipe
Makes approximately 40 truffles
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut cream (the cream from the top of an unsweetened can of coconut, Natural Value doesn’t have any additives in it)
(These are amazingly simple!) Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl with a fork, making sure to mix bottom and sides in well. Cover and place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until firm. Pour a little more cocoa, or shredded coconut or chopped nuts, into a shallow bowl (about 2 tablespoons) for the coating.
Scoop out a small spoonful of the hardened chocolate, gently roll it in your hands, and drop it in the bowl with coating. Once you have a couple you can gently swirl the bowl to cover the ball with the cocoa powder. This was the part my toddler got a kick out of. Then place the covered truffles on a plate and repeat with the remaining chocolate.
*Dr. Natasha allows cocoa once digestive symptoms have passed.