Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chocolate Coconut Truffles, Chocolate Spiders & Ice cream

I love these.. I have no desire for chocolates or junk food when I can make things like these. I have made many many versions of this recipe and you can use whichever flavour profile you like. Other ingredients I use are oats, orange essence, vanilla extract, dried fruit etc. You can leave out the protein powder and just make all nuts and coconut or nuts and oats. I'll post more versions when I make them but I've tried things like vanilla choc chip oat, dried cranberry and almond essence and oat, chocolate orange, peppermint and chocolate, apple sauce and cinnamon etc. (see photo below for more variations) Today I felt like chocolate and coconut with a little lemony zing. Just use your imagination!
Chocolate Coconut Truffles 
Makes 36 teaspoon size truffles
1 cup chocolate protein power + fibre (trim shot)
½ cup ground almonds
1/3 cup ground chia seeds
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
½ cup dried dates (16) soaked in hot water
½ cup desiccated coconut
1 lemon zest and juice
10 drops stevia
approximately 1 cup water (to consistency)
  • If not already done grind almonds and chia seeds
  • Soak dried dates in hot water until soft (5 mins?)
  • Combine dry ingredients in food processor, protein powder, ground almonds, ground chia seeds, coconut, cacao powder
  • Zest lemon and add
  • Juice lemon and add
  • Add stevia
  • Pulse food processor to combine
  • Add soaked dates and half the water
  • Pulse to combine then process
  • Drizzle in water until it reaches desired consistency (stick but balling together)
  • Use teaspoon to measure out roughly even portions
  • Roll into balls
  • Roll in cacao power or desiccated coconut
  • Enjoy!

Chocolate 'Spiders'
                        (Third Tier from the top)
1 block good quality dark chocolate (70% +) I like lint cooking chocolate
1 bag desiccated coconut
  • Melt chocolate in a bain-marie 
  • Add coconut and combine well
  • Use teaspoons to shape into balls' on greaseproof lined tray
  • Refrigerate until set
  • Enjoy :)

 Raspberry, Banana and Coconut 'Ice cream'
1/2 can coconut cream
1 tsp vanilla paste
2 frozen bananas
2 cups frozen raspberries
2 tsp strawberry essence
10 drops stevia
1.5 cups water
  • Blend all ingredients (pulse first)
  • If you like it soft serve style eat straight away, if you like it harder just put it in the freezer until it takes your desired consistency- this will keep well in the freezer, just pull it out ahead of serving time so it's soft enough!
Enjoy your food :) there's no need to deprive yourself when you're trying to shed some weight. Just go for health options and watch your portion sizes. 
All the best xxx

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  1. Oh wow, I wish we lived on the same street and could have little healthy vegan bake-a-thons xx

  2. I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.

    Bain Maries


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