Coconut Cocoa Truffles (Sugar-Free)

20141120_092735These sweet morsels have been a perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea in our home this week; I’ve shared them with friends as well as keeping a secret stash in the fridge for moi!

There are lots of these ball/bar type of recipes going around but I find they are full of dates and dried fruit which makes them SO high in fructose – so here’s a great alternative!

Here’s what you need:

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup oats (gluten free oats would make it, well, gluten free!)

1/3 cup of dessicated coconut

2 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa (raw, organic if you can)

2 tablespoons natural nut butter

1/3 cup of rice malt syrup (maple syrup or local/raw honey will work fine too but then they won’t be fructose free)

1/4 cup of whatever you’d like to add to them; raisins, chocolate chips, chopped nuts etc. I’ve been adding raw cocoa nibs and chia seeds to mine, again to keep them fructose free

…and here’s what you do:

Put all the ingredients in a bowl, stir as much as you can then get your clean hands in there and ‘squidge’ the mixture until it’s all combined

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Stir and then get your hands in there!

The final thing to do is take a heaped teaspoon full and form a ball, and repeat – you should get about 12 out of this mixture, if you’re lucky you’ll have a bit extra that you can taste before the others go in the fridge! They don’t need to ‘set’ but they are much firmer when they’ve been in the fridge for 20/30 minutes.

They are really filling and highly nutritious – enjoy!

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