{Valentine’s Day Treat} Paleo Truffles Two Ways

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to make some delicious sweet treats for my hunny, M.

Well, for him and for me….

Thus two flavors of Paleo truffles were born.

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Dark Chocolate Orange (for me) and Bourbon Pecan (for M).

IMG_4727_1 The idea of bourbon and chocolate sounds pretty good to me…although I’m not a huge bourbon drinker in real life.

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You can tell from the looks of this bottle, however, that someone in my household drinks bourbon…

IMG_4723_1 I used the chocolate truffle from NomNom Paleo as my base.

IMG_4729_1 Then added some fresh squeezed orange juice or bourbon to create the two flavors.

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{Valentine's Day Treat} Paleo Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles
 
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  • 5oz (half a bag) of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Combine the dark chocolate, coconut oil, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla in a small bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk until simmering.
  3. Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate and stir gently until everything is melted.
  4. Transfer the bowl to the fridge to cool for 5 to 6 hours.
  5. After the chocolate mix has hardened, scoop out 1 Tbsp of chocolate, roll into a ball and roll in cocoa powder.

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{Valentine's Day Treat} Paleo Bourbon Pecan Truffles
 
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Ingredients
  • 5oz (half a bag) of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine the dark chocolate, coconut oil, bourbon and vanilla in a small bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk until simmering.
  3. Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate and stir gently until everything is melted.
  4. Transfer the bowl to the fridge to cool for 5 to 6 hours or overnight
  5. After the chocolate mix has hardened, scoop out 1 Tbsp of chocolate, roll into a ball and roll in finely chopped pecans.

IMG_4746_1 The bourbon pecan truffles were a little gooey-er than the orange truffles, so they stayed in the fridge overnight to harden.

IMG_4732_1 Both flavors were delicious!

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Yes, those are my teeth marks.

IMG_4749_1 We’re definitely going to have a happy Valentine’s day with these babies…

IMG_4735_1 What are you making for Valentine’s Day? Feel free to share your recipe, or a link in the comments below!

About Allison

Allison is a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor. She specializes in empowering individuals through one-one one Health Counseling Programs to cultivate a carefree relationship with food, and to have more vibrant, natural energy by transitioning to a whole food, often Paleo, diet. DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I occasionally may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. However, I only recommend products or services I believe in and trust.

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5 Responses to {Valentine’s Day Treat} Paleo Truffles Two Ways

  1. Kelly February 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    I would love to make these but don’t have coconut milk (I do have coconut oil, though). Do you think I can use almond milk?

    • Allison February 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

      You might be able to use almond milk–the full-fat coconut milk is a little bit thicker than almond milk, so I would use a little but less than 1/2 a cup. Let me know how they turn out!

  2. Kelly February 13, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    I will! Thanks!

  3. Beverly February 16, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Both sound just scrumptious!

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