Merry Christmas everybody!
I don’t know where you are in the world, but if it’s in the Netherlands like me we’re having anything but a white christmas… It’s actually very (very) mild for this time of the year. No sleigh rides, no snowball fights, no forest strolls in a beautiful winter world…It seems that winter starts a bit later every year. Although I’m not a big fan of the cold, I love it when there’s a thick gorgeous white layer on our little country ;-) But it’s christmas nevertheless and I wanted to share a little snack that’s very quick to make and would look cool on your christmas table: paleo coconut truffles. And they look a bit like snowballs, don’t they?
Paleo Coconut Truffles
The recipe was inspired by Skinny Limits, and is completely raw and vegan. That also means no baking involved! You’re in and out of the kitchen in just 5 minutes. So you have plenty of time to entertain your Christmas guests. Or even better, make these little paleo coconut truffles one (or two) days before, they hold really well (only problem might be that you eat them all yourself -spoken out of experience).
I noticed a really cool thing while rolling little these paleo coconut truffles: my hands felt really soft afterwards! The coconut oil seems to moisturize while the coconut flakes acted like a scrub. Talk about multi-tasking: getting a manicure while cooking
Surviving christmas diners
How are you spending your own christmas? Are there any paleo treats involved? Or are you having a cheat/reward/junk (all the same, just depends how you look at them) meal. Or maybe even days? We had a family diner on christmas eve and we’ll come together again on boxing day for a nice lunch. I promised my family that we wouldn’t be watching our diets, but in fact it was quite easy to continue eating paleo: I was in charge of the deserts! No sugar-loaden, white flower based desserts, but instead I baked two fabulous pies from the Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook. And as an extra little treat and I made these paleo coconut truffles as well. For the rest it was just a matter of choosing for veggies and meat.
Read my Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook Review to find out why I’M MADLY IN LOVE with it and which delicious treats I made from it!
- 4 tbsp coconut butter (or cream), at room temperature (should be soft)
- 1 cup coconut flakes + 4 more tbsp for coating
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- almonds, halved (optional – stuff them inside the snowballs for a more crunchy texture)
- Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend well until creamy.
- Put the 4 tbsp of coconut flakes in a small bowl.
- Use your hands to roll into little snowballs, using 1 tsp per coconut ball
- Optional – add almonds inside the coconut snowballs.
- Coat them with coconut flakes
- Leave in the fridge for at least 15-20 minutes before serving.