One of the biggest challenges to being a food blogger is that we’re trying to constantly sell our dishes and convince readers that the recipes we’re sharing really are as amazing as we say they are on paper! This recipe–developed by Monique over at Ambitious Kitchen— is one of those. In fact, I would go so far to say that after this week it might just be my favorite dessert of all time.
These truffles are gooey, chocolatey, melt-in-your mouth good, yet the best part is that they require zero baking AND contain healthy, all-natural ingredients. The result? An amazing dessert that totally satisfies your sweet tooth (take it from a fellow chocolate lover) but doesn’t make your blood sugar spike or give you crazy sugar cravings like most desserts do. Oh, and they only require about 10 minutes of prep work.
First, let’s talk about the chocolate covered strawberries. In theory, they’re super simple, but if you’re like me they always get so messy so quickly! The tricky part here is getting the right consistency on your chocolate, and adding enough oil to it to give it a glossy candy sheen. Here, I used 1 teaspoon of coconut oil for every 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dip them in the chocolate, stem first, and set on parchment paper. Then, set them aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.
Now for the truffles! Oh, the truffles. At the risk of sounding too pretentious they’re actually paleo “cookie dough truffles,” but before you freak out about them being paleo, hear me out–they taste nothing like health food. The full recipe from Ambitious Kitchen is here, but I recommend adding 2 tablespoons of almond butter to each batch to give them a nuttier, chewier texture and flavor. They also have coconut flour, flaxseed meal, and almond flour, which you can’t actually taste but pack in lots of nutrients for an added health boost. It almost balances out all the chocolate, right? 😉 I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! They truly are heavenly!