It's Christmas time and you know what that means! Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Advent calendars full of that plastic chocolate, gift boxes of turtles (ooh, paleo turtles… I need to look into slash make some), etc. But some home-made Paleo Chocolate Truffles, I think that's where it's at!
I'll be totally honest: I'm not the biggest chocolate person. In fact, I can generally take them or leave them. But as soon as you add a little salt to the equation, I'm game.
I've been putting a couple ideas together in my head for the last couple weeks, and through that brainstorming, one thing kept coming up in my head: SNL's Schweddy Balls skit. One of my favorite SNL skits, and by far my favorite thing that Alec Baldwin has done. If you haven't seen it, you're in luck:
“No one can resist my Schweddy Balls.”
How they all kept straight faces through that one, I will never know!
I'm giving boxes (not sacks) of Paleo Chocolate Truffles (Schweddy Balls) to a number of people for Christmas this year. Having them boxed up reminded me of another hilarious video (side note: I have a man-crush on Justin Timberlake. I think he's hilarious!):
Hehe, so there you have it. Boxes o'Paleo Chocolate Truffles (Schweddy Balls).
I would much rather receive these than a (dozen) sugar-laden box(es) of chocolate! (But really if you bring me chicken wings, that'd be even more my style).
Just because it's Christmas doesn't mean you have to cheat in order to enjoy the treats! (But I know I will a little bit – so January should be a 100% 30-Day Paleo Challenge for me. Maybe you will join me?) Merry Christmas!
- 3 ripe avocados
- 4 Tbsp cacao (if you use cocoa use less maple syrup)
- 4 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 6 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 bacon slices (cooked and finely diced) (coats 8-10 balls)
- 1/2 cup walnuts (finely chopped) (coats 10-12 balls)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (use blender to break down smaller) (coats 5-7 balls)
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor, then chill in refrigerator overnight or in your freezer until it has set (the mixture will be mousse-like).
- Once thickened you will be able to form these into soft balls in your hand (about 1 Tbsp or an inch radius in size).
- Spread a thin layer of bacon bits on a clean counter or cutting board, and roll each ball to coat thoroughly.
- Once bacon is used up, do the same with walnut crumbs, and then coconut shreds.
- Place each coated truffle in small paper bonbon cups. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
- Share with loved ones (or don't!)
I also tried adding some culinary lavender to the coconut covering, but it wasn't my taste.
Also shared on NFF.