Cashew Coconut Truffles

recipes, sweet treats

Cashew Coconut Truffles

recipes, sweet treats

Title cashew coconut truffles

‘If you eat well, you’ll feel good’. A statement I wholeheartedly agree with of course! Rennie challenged me to illustrate that statement with a mind blowing recipe that shows how healthy eating can be appealing and delicious. Since it’s Christmas, I had to go with a festive spin on it and these truffles definitely meet the healthy and mind blowing criteria! 

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These truffles can be completely refined sugar free depending on which chocolate option you go for. They are also an excellent source of healthy fats from the coconut and cashews. Cacao is packed with anti oxidants too. 

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As well as being healthy, they are wonderfully indulgent, but a treat that won’t give you a sugar hangover. They have a wonderful texture, smooth from the cashew butter but with crunchy bits from the coconut.

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You can make these with melted regular dark chocolate or raw chocolate, the choice is yours…

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Cashew Coconut Truffles
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For the filling
  1. 1/2 cup cashew butter
  2. 2 cups desiccated coconut
  3. 2 tbsp honey (or other liquid sweetener)
  4. 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
To coat the truffles
  1. 100g 70% dark chocolate
  2. OR
  3. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  4. 1/2 cup of cocoa powder or raw cacao
  5. 1/4 cup coconut sugar
For the coating
  1. Chopped cashews
  2. Flaky sea salt
  3. Cocoa or raw cacao powder
Instructions
  1. 1. Combine the cashew butter, coconut and honey together in a bowl. Add the melted coconut oil in a drizzle and stir well to combine. Wrap the mixture in cling film and chill in the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes.
  2. 2. Roll the mixture into small balls. If needed, return to the fridge to chill and firm up again.
  3. 3. Line a tray with greaseproof paper. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl or if making the raw chocolate option, melt the coconut oil and mix in the cacao and coconut sugar. Prepare your toppings.
  4. 4. Dip each cashew coconut ball in the melted chocolate to coat it well (this does work best when they are chilled straight from the fridge) and place on the tray then immediately sprinkle on your topping. Chill again until firm then eat!
Notes
  1. The raw chocolate version needs to be kept chilled, however the regular dark chocolate is ok at room temperate and would be better suited if making these as gifts.
Wholeheartedly Laura https://wholeheartedlylaura.com/

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To change this recipe up, try using peanut butter or almond butter in place of the cashew – I now definitely want to try a peanut butter version! I decorated the truffles with either chopped cashews, a dusting of cacao powder or a sprinkle of sea salt, but again you could try different options. 

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Do you like truffles? What kind of recipe do you think best demonstrates how delicious healthy food can be? 

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15 Comments

  1. Lauren

    Cashew and dark chocolate is a match made in heaven! These would be so great to make for Christmas!
    I love showing people how healthy food can be delicious with yummy curries or a tasty cake – always a winner!

    Reply
    • Laura Agar Wilson

      A healthy cake is always great for winning over the healthy food haters!

      Reply
  2. Emma Potts

    These look so wonderful Laura! Exactly my kind of treat. I even have a big container of cashew butter ready and waiting ;)

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  3. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Mmm sound delicious. I am a big believe that you food can really make you feel good mentally and physically. Fill your body with crap you will eventually feel crap. But at the same time, a little bit of the bad stuff can be good for your soul! Sometimes you just need cake or a take away – but just not every day!

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Completely agree, it all comes down to that elusive balance doesn’t it!

      Reply
  4. AJ @ NutriFitMama

    These look yummy! I still have a few more gifts to make, and I think these might be the answer to that! Thanks for posting!

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  5. Claire Hayhurst

    Laura these look so, so good! I love the way you’ve decorated them too, so simple but effective.

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    • Laura Agar Wilson

      Thanks Maria! I think I’m going to make a peanut butter version for sure!

      Reply
  6. Gary Brennan

    Wow so yummy and tempting! Good choice for this season to share with your love one. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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