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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mint Truffles

Happy April! I love April because it's my birthday month and we've got all kinds of fun things planned! We party just how I like it, with a bunch of good food and play planned! The month was started perfectly with a "Whole Food" Potluck today. We ended up with all kinds of fun dishes and excellent company!

Even with this great start to the month, the weather is crazy here and needless to say... I wanted a little treat. These truffles have been catching my eye for quite some time now. I really like that this recipe doesn't make a ton, so you can enjoy a few and be done with it :) The cacao nibs inside give the truffle a nice random crunch too! They are very simple and quick to make.

I've also listed an option for an orange truffle if that fits your fancy or if you want to make both flavors!

Mint Truffles

2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons coconut butter
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons mint extract
1 teaspoon pure grade B maple syrup
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder (for the coating)

For Orange Flavor
Instead of adding the mint & cacao nibs, use this for the coating & add 1 more tsp of maple syrup:
Zest of one orange (1 tsp)
2 tablespoons shredded coconut

1. Place all ingredients, except for the unsweetened cacao powder into a small bowl & mix until smooth.
2. Place the bowl in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until you can form the mixture into 1-inch balls.
3. Roll each ball in the flavor coating.
4. Set the truffles on a plate or wrap in truffle foil and refrigerate until solidified.
5. Served chilled & enjoy!

Are you still keeping up with your habit for fat-loss this week? I'm still working on finishing up eating for the day by 7pm. Most days have worked out but it's still a bit of a habit to want to snack at night, even if I'm not really hungry (mostly on the weekends).