I love chocolates! These chocolate truffle balls recipe make the perfect low-FODMAP (fermentable oligo, di, and monosaccharides and polyols) treat. Just remember that they are chocolate heavy, which means they will only be as good as the quality of the chocolate you use.
If you feel like you’ve lost all your favorite foods due to gluten intolerance or IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) then this dark chocolate truffle balls recipe will change your view.
- 250g dark chocolate (dairy−free, if needed)
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 cup (250ml) canned coconut milk
- ¼ cup (20 grams) desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup (40 grams) sunflower and pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup (40 grams) crushed gluten-free plain or vanilla biscuits
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder (gluten-free, if needed)
- Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl with the coconut oil, vanilla essence and maple syrup.
- Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan over low heat until it starts to steam, then pour onto the chocolate mixture. Mix gently with a spoon until well combined and smooth (do not whisk, as this will incorporate air into the mixture).
- Cover the bowl with and leave to chill in the fridge for 4–5 hours (so the truffle mixture sets).
- Just before you roll the truffles, toast the coconut in a small frying pan over medium heat for 1–2 minutes, until lightly golden. Toast the sunflower and pumpkin seeds for 2–3 minutes, until golden. Finely chop or crumble the coconut, seeds, and biscuits. Place the coatings in separate bowls.
- Line a tray with baking paper. Wash your hands in very cold water (the colder your hands, the easier it is to roll the truffles). Using a teaspoon, scoop out the truffle mixture and roll into balls in the palms of your hands before placing them on the tray.
- Decorate by rolling the balls through your choice of coating (coconut, seeds, biscuit crumbs or cocoa powder). Return the truffles to the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up before serving.
Additional Tip: These chocolate truffle balls will last for a few days in the fridge.