Paleo Truffles: 1 batch, 3 flavors


I made one batch of truffles this year but decided to split the chocolate into three different kinds because it makes a lot!  I decided on these 3 flavors: lemon pepper, espresso, and almond.  I know what you’re thinking, lemon pepper?  Ang, you’ve gone off the deep end!  But let me tell you.  I saw a dark chocolate bar at Walgreens one day that was lemon pepper and thought to myself how interesting that it.  So, I bought one and I was INSTANTLY addicted!  The problem?  It had some ingredients that I would like to avoid.  That’s where the truffle idea came in!  Everyone that I have forced to taste it has said “Hmm, that’s REALLY good!”  Give it a chance. ;)

Basic truffle: (basic from Primal Blueprint Cookbook, flavor ideas were my own)


  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 Lindt 70% chocolate bars broken into pieces (it’s 500g, each bar is 100g but you can have the same measurement with a different bar as long as it equals 500g)


Place coconut milk and coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until coconut oil is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Do not let it go to a rolling boil.  Remove from heat.

Off heat, add chocolate pieces to the milk mixture and stir until it is completely melted.  Continue stirring until the chocolate thickens and cools a bit.

In three different bowls, put 1/3 of the chocolate each.

Lemon pepper: 1/8tsp lemon extract, zest of one lemon, 1/8 tsp pepper

Espresso: 1-2 Tbsp espresso powder, 1/8 tsp vanilla

Almond: 1/8 tsp almond extract

Stir the flavoring in. Transfer to a shallow dish for faster cooling, then to the refrigerator. Let mixture thicken at least 2 hours, stirring 3 to 4 times as it cools and thickens. Place whatever outer mixture you would like in a shallow dish. (I have used cocoa powder, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, etc)  Remove the chocolate from the fridge when it is in a clay consistency.  Form into balls and roll in the covering!  Put in the fridge and consume within a week or freeze up to a month!

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