December 22, 2013

Hemp Coconut Cacao Holiday Twin Truffles

Holiday season is the season of many things, shopping, gifts, giving, cooking and so on. I guess it can also be said as a season of truffles,especially for food bloggers :). We love truffles too. These are the easiest and quickest truffles I have ever made, takes under 10 minutes to make. Even better, they are packed with great wholesome ingredients like, coconut, coconut oil, hemp, cacao and sweetened with only a teeny bit of raw honey. Talking of coconut  oil, I have read a lot of health/nutrition articles about the health benefits of cooking with coconut oil. My family has been cooking with coconut oil for generations and have experienced the health benefits, as well as the mild aroma and simple taste it can bring to your dish.  I have been experiencing another fact about coconut oil in the recent past, coconut oil helps you with reducing your belly fat :). This is by simply including coconut oil in your cooking, and even better if you consume it in the raw form in breakfast, salads, smoothies and treats like these truffles.




These truffles are so easy to make, you just need a bowl and a spoon as your equipment, and less than 10 mins of your time. They are also so simple that even my son can put them together in a few minutes. The first version is an all coconut version for coconut lovers. In the second version, I am replacing half of shredded coconut with hemp hearts for added good protein and for a different texture to these already awesome trufflles :). In the beginning you might feel like there is not enough ingredients to bind them together and would want to add more honey, but trust me, it holds together and stays together, and it did for a ride to NYC on the warmest first day of winter we have ever seen.

Coconut Cacao truffles:


  • Dried shredded coconut - 1 cup
  • Raw honey - 2 Tbs.
  • Raw cacao powder - 1/2 cup
  • Cold pressed virgin coconut oil -  1/4 cup



  • Measure out coconut and cacao into a bowl.
  • Measure out coconut oil and honey in a small bowl and melt slightly over warm water. 
  • Mix everything well with a spoon and make into balls/truffles.
  • In the beginning you might feel like there is not enough ingredients to bind them together and would want to add more honey, but trust me, it holds together and stays together, it did for a ride to NYC on the warmest first day of winter we have ever seen (was 62 deg F yesterday at 10 pm).




Hemp Coconut Cacao Truffles:


  • Dried shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Hemp hearts - 1/2 cup
  • Raw honey - 2 Tbs.
  • Raw cacao powder - 1/2 cup
  • Cold pressed virgin coconut oil -  1/4 cup


  • Measure out coconut, hemp hearts and cacao into a bowl.
  • Measure out coconut oil and honey in a small bowl and melt slightly over warm water. 
  • Mix everything well with a spoon and make into balls/truffles.




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2 comments:

  1. These both sound delicious! I'm featuring them tomorrow at Raw Foods Thursdays. Hope your new year is off to a great start!

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