Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Raw lemon and coconut truffles

*gluten free
*wheat free
*grain free
*dairy free
*refined sugar free

You must action these!  Amazeballs.......

They are not sickly sweet like a lot of truffles are and in my quest to find sugar free sweet treats these have no refined sugar in them either.  You will secretly hope that the kids won't like them so you can have them all to yourself.
 Raw lemon and coconut truffles

1 1/2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
Plus 1/2 cup for coating

1 cup ground almonds
4 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
4 tbsp honey
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
A pinch of sea salt

In a food processor, add all of the ingredients. Blend for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture starts to mix together like a dough.

Use your hands to form small balls.

In a separate bowl, add the extra coconut. Roll the balls in the coconut until well coated then transfer to a plate. Place in the fridge for at least half an hour to set.
The truffles can be kept at room temperature, but are best kept in the fridge - that way they hold their shape really well.
Makes around 25 truffles. Will keep for 3-4 days.

Recipe from Petite Kitchen



  1. Do you think these would work without the nuts or do they act as a binding agent? Wonder if I could replace them with something else, will have a go at it.

    1. I think you could replace with something else. I would say that the honey is what keeps it all together. They set quite firmly in the fridge x

  2. Oh my goodness this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, will definitely have to try them!

  3. oh wow!They sound amazing and cover pretty much all my favourite ingredients! I grew up with that dinner set, you've made me all nostalgic, I'm yet to be lucky enough to thrift any though.

  4. After your last pudding recipe, I checked out the Petite Kitchen site and actually came across these yummy truffles (or some similar lemon ones) and had intended on making them in the next few days :) We have lemons galore on our tree at the moment. They look like the perfect partner for a cuppa :)

  5. They look delicious, bet they are so refreshing :) x

  6. Passing this recipe onto my aunty - just what she needs - *FREE*of everything.
    Thanks xx

  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!! These just look absolutely fantastic! You had me at lemon though!!! Thanks for sharing lady!!

  8. petite kitchen is amazing!!...I got my copy a week or so ago and this may be the first recipe I try. yum! your cup and saucer x

  9. OMG that looks like the recipe I've been hunting for all my life!! I wish I'd read this post yesterday - I had to take plates to 3 things today - these would have been PERFECT! Totes making them tomozz! Thanks!

  10. Mmm, I have to confess I'm always wary of "everything-free" foods but these do look quite tasty. I love the flavour of coconuts. x

  11. I'm the same, but I have been hunting out sugar free recipes. I have such sweet tooth and need to reach for something other than chocolate ;-)

  12. Thanks SO much for sharing this recipe with me - it looks FAB. I must get me some coconut oil - so many of these recipes seem to need them! x


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