Bite Me: Healthy Coconut Truffles

I have had an aggressive sweet tooth over the past couple of days, and with spring break being a week away, that really isn’t such a good thing.  But I these past few weeks have also been especially stressful and jam packed so I am not willing to cut out sugar and be an angry person through all of my meetings.  That is where this perfect bite sized treat comes into play.  It is like a almond joy, but elevated and free from all the additives.  Make these and bring on your busy weeks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee grouds
  • 1 dash vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate/ semi sweet chocolate chips
  • course or table salt

How to:

  1. In a food processor blend the coffee grounds and coconut until it turns into a finer powder.  About 10 pulses.
  2. Then add into a bowl, and add in the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla.
  3. Stir with a spatula into a paste. Roll/ form into balls (I made bite sized but they could be bigger) and place on a waxed paper lined tray and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes these balls will be firm. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals stirring in between each one.
  5. Dip your balls into the chocolate and coat in chocolate. If you want less chocolate, just drizzle it on top. Sprinkle a bit of salt on top and place back into the fridge to set the chocolate. Store in the fridge and you are good to go!
  6. Better than a candy bar and you definitely don’t have to feel bad about these!

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