Almond Joy Truffles

These little bites of heaven taste just like an Almond Joy. They are rich and chocolatey, you may not be able to stop at just one!  They are also vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar, paleo and keto, so they will be a hit with all of your friends and family…if you’re willing to share.

Thanksgiving is over and you know what that means? The holiday season has officially begun!  Luckily, I have most of my shopping done.  Since we live far from home I usually just buy for the H and a few small things for the nieces and nephews, so that makes it a lot easier on me (and my wallet!)

We also celebrated my birthday last weekend 🙂  Since the H is working on my actually birthday we went out for dinner this weekend and he gave me one of my favourite gifts to date – a light box.  I was so excited! Since it’s dark here at 4:30 pm, it’s not very good lighting to take photos and I have been wanting a proper light set up for a while now but not something big and bulky.  This fits perfectly on a fold-up table that I have in the basement.  It also came with four different coloured backdrops.  It’s really great if you have a small space or are just starting out.  ​Light BoxThis is also the time I start my Christmas baking. I have a few staples that I make every year and then I like to try out a few new ones to see how they turn out.

This one is a winner!Almond Joy TruffleIt’s kind of a twist on a Ferraro Rocher.  Instead of hazelnut I decided to use almonds and coconut.  These little bites of heaven taste just like an almond joy!  They are also vegan, gluten-free, paleo and low-sugar making them keto, so they fit many different diets.  They are also really easy to whip up so you can make them ahead of time and keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to share (or not!)

This is just one of a few delicious Christmas recipes I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back in!Almond Joy Truffle - Vegan Paleo Keto

Almond Joy Truffles
Serves 24
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  1. 150g dark 85% chocolate
  2. 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk, room temperature
  3. 2 Tbsp powdered xylitol or Swerve (or coconut sugar for paleo)
  4. 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  5. 3/4 cup almond butter, softened
  6. 24 almonds, roasted
  7. 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. Few drops stevia (optional)
  10. Few drops almond extract (optional)
  1. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in bain-marie. Stir in almond butter, stevia and few drops of almond extract (optional).
  2. Reduce heat. Slowly add the coconut milk, stirring frequently.
  3. Whisk in xylitol (or sweetener of choice) and salt.
  4. Allow mixture to cool then place in fridge for a few hours or overnight to fully harden.
  5. Using 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture, place a roasted almond in the middle, then roll into a ball.
  6. Roll in unsweetened shredded coconut and place on a baking sheet.
  7. Refrigerate until firm.
  1. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
Nutritional Info per ball
  1. 136 Calories, 4g Carbs, 3g Fibre, 1g Net Carbs, 12g Fat, 3g Protein, 2g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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  • pglooney November 30, 2017 at 8:56 am

    My birthday was last weekend as well! Saturday the 25th! Happy belated birthday


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