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Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles – paleo, dairy free, low carb

paleo chocolate truffle-orange

Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles - paleo, dairy free, low carb
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Ingredients
  • 3 tbs raw cacao butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 tbs coconut butter
  • ¾ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs fresh orange juice, strained of pulp
  • 1 tsp orange zest (plus additional for sprinkling on top if you choose)
  • dash of sea salt
Chocolate Shell:
  • 2.5 tbs cacao butter
  • 3.5 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. melt the cacao butter over a double boiler
  2. remove cacao butter from the heat and mix in the honey and coconut oil
  3. place the mixture in a food processor and add the cacao powder, coconut butter, vanilla, fresh orange juice, zest, and dash of salt
  4. process mixture until smooth and refrigerate for about 1 hour
  5. once the mixture has cooled remove from fridge and roll it into balls with your hands and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  6. place it back in the fridge and go on to making the chocolate shell
Chocolate Shell:
  1. melt the cacao butter over a double boiler until it reaches 122°F/50°C
  2. add the cacao powder, honey and vanilla and mix until all combined and the mixture reaches 122°F/50°C
  3. now remove the truffles from the fridge and dip each truffle in the chocolate shell mixture. If the chocolate is too thick return it to the stove for a few seconds.
  4. place each truffle on a sheet lined with parchment paper and let them cool and harden at room temperature

    Recipe makes about 15 truffles

    recipe adapted from 'against all grains'

 

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  1. Nummy For My Tummy July 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm Reply

    These are on this weeks TO DO list :)

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