Coconut truffles are very tasty, but usually not a healthy snack. Fortunately, these healthy coconut truffles with fruit are! A tasty energy ball with a fresh sweet taste. And ready in no time (no baking!).
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Where Do Coconut Truffles Come From?
In various cuisines around the world you can find coconut truffles with condensed milk. Brazilian beijinhos de coco (coconut kisses, the coconut version of brigadeiros), Moroccan coconut truffles with white chocolate, Indian ladoo / laddu (fried in ghee) and Italian coconut bonbons (Raffaellos) are all similar yet different.
And we give it a twist by using fruit in this coconut truffles recipe!
Is Coconut Healthy?
Good news! Coconut fits into a responsible diet. Coconuts are not nuts, but belong to the palm family. Coconut is rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals: healthy!
Unfortunately, coconuts have a medium to high climate load. Pesticides and deforestation, which often goes hand in hand with setting up coconut palm plantations, are particularly harmful to the environment.
So: enjoy coconut, but in moderation!
Coconut Truffles Recipe
This recipe is really easy, because you only need 3 ingredients: coconut grater, fruit and coconut oil. For the 5 rainbow colors we work with strawberries, carrot (with agave syrup), mango, kiwi and blueberries.
You can also make a blue ball with blue spirulina powder (use banana with a splash of (coconut) milk as a base).
We do not recommend working with wetter fruits (like orange), as it will become too sticky.
You divide 160 grams of desiccated coconut over 6 bowls. That’s about 4 tablespoons per bowl. You then have 40 grams (5 tablespoons) left to roll the balls through.
For each cup, mash 50 grams (1 ¾ oz) of fruit. Mix the fruit purée, coconut grater and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil together. You can leave this mixture for a while, then the moisture will soak into the coconut grater.
But if you don’t mind dirty hands, we immediately roll coconut balls! You roll 4 balls per bowl. So with five rainbow colors, you make 20 coconut balls in total.
You can adjust this coconut ball recipe to your own taste. You can also make energy balls by throwing in dates and nuts or oatmeal. Or mix cocoa powder through the balls for a chocolate flavor. The options are endless!
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Per Color (4 balls)
- ½ cup fruit (50 gram)
- 5 tablespoon desiccated coconut (about 40 gram)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- strawberries, carrot, mango, kiwi, blueberry (use frozen fruits for deeper colors)
- Purée 1 color fruit and mix with coconut oil + 4 tbsp desiccated coconut.
- Roll 4 balls of the mixture and roll them through 1 tbsp desiccated coconut.
- Repeat with the other colors.
- Leave to set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving Calories 25Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 6mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 0g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix
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