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A Mothers Love…of Raw Chocolate Truffles

Paleo Chocolate TrufflesI love chocolate especially on Mother’s day. This year I am making an assortment of raw chocolate truffles to celebrate motherhood with all the special moms in my life.  I will save some in my freezer to enjoy after Mother’s Day is gone.  Even though my son Trevor lives in Boulder and I won’t get to see him on Mother’s Day, it brings me great pleasure to reflect on the miracle of motherhood.

A mothers love is unlike any other love.  The day my son was born my heart exploded with more joy than I could ever imagine.  My experience of being a mother is an honor and a privilege.

Trevor infant

As he grew up, his sense of wonder and excitement made me see life through new eyes every day.  Being a mom is by far my greatest achievement.


Toddler BW

This mothers day is even more special as I look forward to being a grandmother.  My son and his beautiful wife Anna are expecting a baby boy in June. I can’t wait to enjoy the hugs and kisses all over again.

Their marriage continues to expand my experience of motherhood to include my daughter-in-law and soon a baby.  I am so excited.

Trevor Anna

Here is a basic recipe for Raw Chocolate Truffles and you can play around with different flavors.  I love the Spicy Chipotle Truffles with chiptole chili powder. One version is Pink Sea Salt Truffles but the favorites are Chocolate Coconut Truffles and Deep Dark Truffles.   Each one is rolled in cacao nibs with additional flavors.  The possibilities are endless.

Chocolate Truffles in Box

 

Chocolate Truffles with Flowers

There are only a few ingredients in the basic recipe, cacao butter, coconut oil, raw honey (you could use maple syrup or agave), raw cacao powder, vanilla, cacao nibs.

Cacao Truffles Ingredients

Start by chopping the cacao butter so you can measure it.

Cacao chopped

Fill a small saucepan with a few inches of water, and bring it to a boil over high heat. Turn it off.

Place the cacao butter in a heat proof bowl, and place it directly over the boiling water, but not touching it.

Stir for 1-2 minutes until it begins to melt.  Be sure no water gets into the chocolate as it can cause the texture to get mealy.

Whisk in the coconut oil and honey until melted.  Add the cacao powder and vanilla.  Mix until evenly blended.

cacao double boiler        Cacao dripping

Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes or until the chocolate is firm enough to handle but don’t let it get too firm.

Set up individual plates of whatever optional toppings you are using.

After it has chilled, scoop out balls about the size of a tablespoon from the bowl.

Roll them between your palms to form smooth balls.

Cacao ready      Chocolate truffles in hands

Roll them onto the toppings to coat lightly.

Place them on a parchment lined tray then place the tray back in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.

cacao plate and tray Raw Chocolate truffles on tray

Raw Chocolate Truffles
 
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A melt in your mouth chocolate truffle made with healthy ingredients you will love.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Candy
Cuisine: Healthy, Paleo, Raw,
Serves: 16
Ingredients
Optional Ingredients (these amounts make 4 of each type of truffle)
Deep Dark Truffles
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
Pink Sea Salt Truffles
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • ⅛ teaspoon coarse pink Himalayan sea salt
Spicy Chipotle Truffles
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • ⅛ teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • pinch coarse Himalayan sea salt
Coconut Chocolate Truffles
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 2 teaspoons shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Chop the cacao butter into fine pieces to measure.
  2. Fill a small saucepan with a few inches of water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Turn it off.
  3. Place the cacao butter in a heat proof bowl, and place it directly over the boiling water, but not touching it.
  4. Stir for 1-2 minutes until it begins to melt. At this point, make sure that no water or liquid gets in to the chocolate as it can cause the texture to get mealy!
  5. Whisk in the coconut oil and honey until melted
  6. Add the cacao powder and vanilla. Mix until evenly blended.
  7. Remove the bowl from the heat.
  8. Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes or until the chocolate is firm enough to handle. Don’t let it get too firm.
  9. Set up individual plates of whatever optional toppings you are using
  10. After it has chilled, scoop out balls about the size of a tablespoon from the bowl.
  11. Roll them between your palms to form smooth balls.
  12. Roll them onto the toppings to coat lightly
  13. Place them on a parchment lined tray then place the tray back in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
 

Enjoy the recipe and have a Happy Mother’s Day.

Warm love,
Ingrid

 

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