Halloween can be a tough time if you’ve transitioned to a Paleo program or clean-eating lifestyle, but the occasional indulgence is an absolute necessity – especially if you have a sweet tooth! Most commercial candy is filled with added sugar, preservatives, and chemicals, so when you decide to treat yourself, it’s best if it can be natural and home-made. Peppermint Pattie and Junior Mints lovers will flip for these tasty mint chip truffles. Sweet and refreshing like the classic you’re craving, this Paleo-friendly treat clocks in at less than 70 calories per serving.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons coconut butter or coconut manna
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons mint extract
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
For the coating:
2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
- Place the coconut oil, coconut butter, almond butter, and vanilla extract into a bowl, and combine until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix thoroughly.
- The mixture will be soft, so place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes or until you can form the batter into 1-inch balls with your hands. Roll each ball in the cacao powder.
- Set the truffles on a plate, and refrigerate to solidify.
- Serve chilled.
Source: Calorie Count