Gracious Living Raw, Vegan Chocolate Truffles

In Protein Bars + Healthy Desserts, Recipesby Grace Van Berkum11 Comments

Grace Van Berkum- raw chocolate truffles-Gracious Living

Raw, healthy,delicious, and easy!  Raw cacao is energizing and high in antioxidants. A tasty guilt-free treat!

You will need:

3/4 cup raw cacao or carob powder

2 Tbsp organic extra-virgin coconut oil (this is the key ingredient to make melt in your mouth truffles!)

3 Tbsp maple syrup

1 Tbsp chia or flax seeds

2 Tbsp sesame seeds

Grace Van Berkum- raw chocolate truffles-Gracious LivingMix into a paste with a fork in a bowl (or use a food processor). If too dry, add a tad more sweetener. If too wet, add a little more powder. Before you start rolling into balls, try it first. It should taste really good! If it doesn’t, add a bit more sweetener until you love it!

Optional Additions: fresh ginger, fresh mint, real vanilla (no alcohol), cinnamon and/or nutmeg, grated orange rind, cayenne pepper, raw oats, greens powder, organic almonds, cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, organic unsweetened coconut.

A good quality organic extra virgin coconut oil will taste delicious and provide a nice coconut flavour when you just taste it right our of the jar…I have found that some lesser quality coconut oils are bland.

Roll the chocolate mixture into little balls, and store in fridge or freezer.  I really enjoy them out of the freezer and thawed out for a few minutes so they are not too cold or too hard.

Try not to eat the whole plate…they’re that good!

Grace Van Berkum- raw chocolate truffles-Gracious Living


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  3. Reblogged this on greenbunnie and commented:
    Grace Van Berkum is awesome and such an inspiration to me. Raw foods are incredible and you should never underestimate their power! Check out this recipe and then check out Grace and her blog!

  4. Hey Grace! I finally want to try to make these…I have a jar of coconut ‘butter’ which contains not just coconut oil, but some of the flesh too…Will this work, or no??

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      yes, it will work lovely! another nice substitute instead of coconut butter is almond butter, cashew butter, hemp butter, or natural peanut butter. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm get ready for healthy yumminess! xoxo

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  6. Thanks for the recipe Grace. I have made them and put in coconut flakes and the turned out delicious. I have sent along some photos.

    HP 🙂

  7. Just made em!!! For a really great kick definitely recommend you try the cayenne and / or ginger extras!!!


    Thanks Grace!!!

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