Healthy Matcha Truffles {vegan & paleo}

How To Make Healthy Matcha Truffles {vegan & paleo}

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 Truffles
Calories 128.9kcal

Ingredients

Matcha Fillling

  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashews* (soaked for 1 hour)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter, (grated)
  • 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBS coconut cream (the solid portion of a can of coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp matcha powder (Plus more for dusting)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Chocolate Coating*

  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate**
  • 2-4 TBS honey

Instructions

Matcha Filling

  • Place cashews in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 1 hour.
  • Rinse and drain cashews, then add to the container of your Vitamix blender.
  • Add ingredients in order listed to the container of your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender). Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high for 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth.
  • You may need to stop blending, scrape down the sides of the blender container, then resume blending again.
  • Pour truffle mixture into an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day: Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Measure 1/2 TBS of truffle mixture and roll it into a by hand and place it on the prepared baking sheet. (Or use a truffle mold).
  • Continue until all the mixture has been used and place baking sheet in the freezer for the truffles to harden.

Chocolate Coating

  • While the truffles are hardening: In a microwave safe bowl, or in a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate and honey together until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking, set aside.

Putting it together:

  • Remove truffles from the freezer. It's important that you work quickly.
  • Dip truffles in chocolate and set them on the wax-paper lined baking sheet.
  • Let sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator until hardened.
  • If desired: dust the tops with extra matcha powder.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator!

Notes

*If you do not have a Vitamix, use 1/4 cup cashew butter instead of the cashews. Melt all the ingredients together on the stovetop, whisking until combined. 
 
**Chocolate chips or semi-sweet semi-sweet chocolate bars can be used in place of the unsweetened chocolate & honey, just be sure to choose chips that comply with your dietary needs!
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