Having just disappeared the last of the junky trick-or-treat candy, my sweet tooth is a bit disappointed. So much temptation, but despite the promising brightly wrappers, I find conventional candy to be deeply unsatisfying.
Enter these chocolate tahini truffles that I discovered in a brand new cookbook – Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. I just love a dessert that satiates my sweet tooth and chocolate cravings while infusing my body with nourishing, healthy fats.
Super easy to make, you can easily keep these ingredients on hand to whip up a quick batch when the mood strikes.
Chocolate tahini truffles ingredients
- 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (100% cacao), roughly chopped – buy fair trade chocolate online
- 1/4 cup coconut butter or manna – buy coconut butter online
- 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) – buy tahini online
- 2 tablespoons full-fat, canned coconut milk – buy coconut milk in bulk online
- 3 tablespoons raw honey – choose local or buy this raw honey online
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut or 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
Chocolate tahini truffles method
- Prepare a double boiler with 2 cups of water over medium heat. If you do not have a double boiler, use a heatproof glass mixing bowl over a saucepan filled with a few cups of water, making sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Melt the chocolate in the double boiler.
- Add the coconut butter, tahini, coconut milk, and honey to the chocolate, stirring constantly. Once all the ingredients are melted and well combined, remove the bowl from the heat and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Using your hands, form the chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls and either roll them in the shredded coconut or top with almonds. Place on a platter and serve immediately, or chill until it is time to eat. These truffles will keep in a refrigerator for 1 week.
This super simple recipe is just one of the gems from the beautiful pages of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.
Husband and wife team, Nabil Boumar (chef) and Caitlin Weeks (paleo blogger at GrassfedGirl.com) have teamed up with Diane Sanfillipo (Practical Paleo) to shine a paleo light onto the delicious world of Mediterranean cuisine.
I've been drooling over the pictures.
Aside from the chocolate tahini truffles (that were devoured by my family before I could have more than one!), I can't wait to try some of the more exotic dishes, like the Allspice Oxtail Soup and the Grilled Beef Heart Skewers.
But don't worry. If you are looking for more classic dishes, you'll love the Cauliflower Hummus, Paleo Moussaka, the Easy Paleo Falafel, and so much more. Whether you eat paleo or not, you're going to LOVE this cookbook.