Ever eat nut butter from the spoon?
Who hasn’t, right? But sometimes, we need a more dignified way of consuming the good stuff.
The other week, while eating aforementioned nut butter from a spoon, I realized that there was a better way to consume it.
I’ve recently discovered the wonderful simplicity of truffles, and man oh man, are they the real deal. Truffles are less about a recipe, more about creating equal ratios for the simple and few ingredients. Mix & match ’em all you want, as long as you can roll it up into a ball, it’s a truffle in my book!
The recipe below doesn’t make much – just about 9 quarter-sized truffles. But play around with it! Is it too soft? Add some more dry ingredients! Too crumbly? Add a touch more wet ingredients. Make it your own recipe and do you, dear reader.
Before we begin: a word about eatingEVOLVED.
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Recipe for eatingEVOLVED Coconut Butter Truffles (Yields: 9 truffles)
- 3-4 tablespoons eatingEVOLVED Sweet & Salty Roasted Coconut Butter
- 2 tsp coconut oil (you may wish to add more if you like your truffles a little softer)
- 3 tablespoons almond flour/meal
- Combine the first two ingredients in a medium glass bowl and melt together in the microwave. Give it about 15 seconds at a time, stirring after every increment to make sure it doesn’t start to boil. You want it just drizzly and well-combined. Let cool for a minute or two.
- Add the almond meal.
- Mix. You should get the consistency of a soft cookie dough – you want it to ball up but not be too stiff that you can’t mix it.
- Cover it and pop it in the refrigerator for an hour at the least, overnight if you’d like.
- Once chilled, remove and roll into balls. That’s it, guys!
A Few Notes:
- If your truffles are crumbly (like mine admittedly were) use your grip strength and compact the dough between your hands. Like you’re about to pitch the best snowball of your life.
- As you might’ve noticed from the ingredients above, these are not sweet. I tend to like them like that – cutting back on sugar and weaning my sweet teeth off the stuff, but, that’s also why we move onto Optional Step Two below.
Optional Step Two:
- 1.5 oz (roughly half a bar) eatingEVOLVED 72% Signature Dark Primal Chocolate
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Bare Snacks Chocolate Coconut Chips
- Toss those first two bad boys together and melt. My favorite method? The simple double boiler. Medium glass bowl atop small saucepan of boiling water. Chocolate is more temperamental than a 6-year-old – do not get it wet – so I prefer the stove to the microwave.
- You can either coat the entire truffle, or drizzle it on top. Whatever floats your boat.
- Crush some coconut chips and sprinkle on top for a nice crunch.
(Disclaimer: I am an eatingEVOLVED affiliate and may receive a commission from purchases made on the EE website with the above links/code)