Paleo Chocolate Truffles (Schweddy Balls)

Paleo Christmas Schweddy Balls -

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!):

Paleo Chocolate Truffles (Schweddy Balls)

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!


Paleo Chocolate Truffles (Schweddy Balls)

  • Author: Raj -
  • Yield: 30 truffles
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: 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)


  1. 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).
  2. Once thickened you will be able to form these into soft balls in your hand (about 1 Tbsp or an inch radius in size).
  3. Spread a thin layer of bacon bits on a clean counter or cutting board, and roll each ball to coat thoroughly.
  4. Once bacon is used up, do the same with walnut crumbs, and then coconut shreds.
  5. Place each coated truffle in small paper bonbon cups. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
  6. Share with loved ones (or don't!)


I also tried adding some culinary lavender to the coconut covering, but it wasn't my taste.

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About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Mom December 10, 2014 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Are you bringing these to our Christmas gathering, or should I make some? They look delicious.

    • Raj December 10, 2014 at 8:57 am

      Let’s make them at Devi ‘ s. Or you can bring em.

    • Mom December 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

      I like the idea of making them at her place. I have Christmas baking cups

  2. stacey December 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Looks very tasty! I love that you put the schweddy balls video clip in here.

    • Raj December 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Haha, Thanks Stacey! It’d been a while since I had watched it too. Good times.

  3. Sarah | (Cooking for) Kiwi & Bean December 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Ok, I will admit that the name kinda turned me off. BUT the recipe sounds good so I think I’m going to make them! 🙂

    • Raj December 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Weird, you weren’t interested in a recipe for Schweddy balls? Had you not heard of the famous Pete Schweddy before? Hehe

  4. Teresa December 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Those look great. I usually end up making vegan truffles at Christmas-time, because we know a LOT of vegans (and my partner is sort-of vegan).

  5. Megan Stevens December 12, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Avocados and bacon, so much fun!! I love your presentation too!

    • Raj December 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Megan!

  6. Renee Kohley December 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I love all the different toppings – and wow! Avocado as the base! I love that! I could feel really good about giving these to my kids!

    • Raj December 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Yeah… the kids…

  7. RecipestoNourish December 12, 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    You’re so funny! I love that you use bacon as one of the toppings to rolls them in.

    • Raj December 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Bacon is great with chocolate!

  8. Irena Macri December 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Haha! That is an SNL classic. And these are the perfect gift. Love the addition of avocado.

    • Raj December 14, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Heck yeah!

  9. Kari Peters December 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    These are so gorgeous and festive, and while all the toppings sound good, I have a feeling I would just end up rolling them all in bacon! 🙂

    • Raj December 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Pretty much. I recommend listening to your heart on that one!

  10. Becky Winkler December 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I agree that chocolate is best with a little salt! These sound fabulous!

    • Raj December 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      Salt is magic!

  11. ChihYu December 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I love truffels and chocolate flavor is my favorite ! Have to try this recipe soon !

  12. cristina December 17, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Love that you used AVOCADO for these!!!!!! Amazing!

  13. STACEY CRAWFORD December 18, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    These truffles look perfect for the holidays. Love the classic SNL reference, lol.

  14. Katja December 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Avocado and bacon!! So many good things.

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