Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles. An easy and simple recipe that combines coconut and dark chocolate for a deliciously rich and sweet treat.

Exactly 14 months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Abigail. She has quite the personality and is always full of energy. The girl is also non-stop all day long unless she’s sleeping. Along with my precious baby girl I was also “gifted”  with some baby weight. After my previous pregnancies, I never had a hard time losing the weight I had gained. However, this time around it has been super hard. I’ll make great progress, but shortly after I fall back into old habits and find myself at square one again. Can anyone else relate? I’m sure I’m not alone. My plan this year is to make smarter choices which includes, eating more whole foods, drinking more water and switching from sugar to a natural sweetener like Truvia.

That’s why today I’m sharing a healthy chocolate alternative for those of us that are trying to make better choices in the new year, but still need a chocolate fix. These Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles are super easy to make and taste delicious. I seriously had a hard time eating just one. The best part is that you can tweak the ingredients and make it your own if needed.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup lite coconut milk
3 1/2 tbsp Truvia Natural Sweetener
Dark Chocolate (70 percent cacao or higher)

Directions

If you can’t find shredded unsweetened coconut (like me), feel free to grab unsweetened coconut flakes and simply break them down in a food processor.
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In a separate bowl blend the coconut oil, lite coconut milk and Truvia with a hand mixer . Next, add the shredded coconut and mix well. Roll mix into 1” balls, set on waxed paper and place in fridge until they are firm. In the meantime, melt the dark chocolate. I find that melting in 15-30 second intervals in the microwave is the best way to melt chocolate without burning it.
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Next, dip the coconut balls in the melted chocolate, coat well and place back on the waxed paper. I use either a fork or toothpick to dip.
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You may also add some of the shredded coconut on the truffles before the chocolate hardens. Place the truffles in the refrigerator, they will taste better when eaten cold. This recipe yields approximately 12 truffles.
Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles. An easy and simple recipe that combines coconut and dark chocolate for a deliciously rich and sweet treat.

I also fixed myself a cup of Bigelow Red Rasberry tea. I love coffee, but I find that if I drink too much late in the evening I can’t go to sleep. Since I need sleep to function well, I’m also making an effort to drink more tea and this Red Raspberry tea is amazing. If you haven’t tried it yet, go pick up a box today. You can thank me later. :)
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You can pick up Truvia and Bigelow Tea at your local Target store which is where I purchased mine. What’s great about Truvia Natural Sweetener is that it’s natural, taste great, has zero calories, and it’s perfect for anyone wanting to reduce calories.
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Right now you can get 10% off any package of Truvía® Natural Sweetener, Truvía® Baking Blend or Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend with Target Cartwheel. If you don’t have Target Cartwheel make sure to visit cartwheel.target.com or download the Cartwheel mobile app to join. I absolutely love it and have saved tons with this app! If you want to try Truvía® Natural Sweetener before purchasing, you can request a free 2-pack sample at truvia.com/freesample. You can also download $0.55 coupon for Bigelow tea at http://thecouponbooksavings.com.

Make sure to follow Truvia on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Also check out Bigelow Tea on Facebook and Twitter.

Are you making smarter choices this year? I would love to hear from you!

About Jesenia Montanez

Jesenia is the blogger behind The Latina Homemaker where she shares homemaking tips, frugal living advice, delicious recipes and everything in between. She is a God loving, happy wife, mom of 3, that loves indulging in a delicious cup of coffee paired with a great book. When she's not spending time with her family or blogging, she is busy helping others grow their online presence.

Comments

    • Jesenia Montanez says

      Hi Gary. I used approximately a 1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate. It will just depend on the chocolate you choose since some chocolate doesn’t melt as smooth as others so you wind up having to use more.

    • Jesenia Montanez says

      Hi Patricia! I bought most things at Target and the unsweetened coconut at my local grocery store. :)

  1. barby says

    I use truvia for a lot of things. I am a diabetic so I have to make everything homemade with truvia. Pumpkin bread is on of my favorites and my family and neighbors can’t tell the difference.! Barby

    • Jesenia Montanez says

      Hi Barby! So far, I’ve used in various recipes and no one in my family can tell the difference either. :)

    • Jesenia Montanez says

      Hi Kathi. The one I purchased came in a can and I found it in the organic foods section.

    • Jesenia Montanez says

      Hi Mindy! I actually used dark chocolate wafers that I was lucky to find, but I’ve also used dark chocolate chips in the past which are much easier to melt than a bar. Just heat it up in small time increments if using a microwave so it doesn’t burn the chocolate.

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