Peppermint Dark Chocolate Truffles

Peppermint Dark Chocolate Truffles

September 3, 2018

Holiday parties are full of Christmas treats and desserts that are typically loaded in sugar and flour. If you’re looking for something Paleo friendly that will also satisfy your sweet tooth, serve these rich, dark chocolate truffles flavored with peppermint to make a classic holiday flavor combo. Use the highest quality dark chocolate you can find for best flavor and most nutrients.

Category Appetizer Beverages
Cuisine American
Skill Level Hard
Cooking Method Baking
Yields 3 dozens
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
Ready-in 60 mins


1 cup coconut milk from a can (not light!)
10 ounces Dark chocolate (darkest you can find - at least 65% cacao), finely chopped
3 tbsp Coconut oil melted
1 tsp Peppermint extract
Cocoa powder for dusting finished truffles


  1. Heat the coconut milk to a simmer, either in a saucepan or the microwave.
  2. Put the chocolate and coconut oil in a large bowl and pour the hot milk in.
  3. Stir gently, until chocolate is melted, and mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the peppermint extract, and stir until combined.
  5. Cover the mixture and refrigerate until firm, 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  6. When ready to make the truffles, pour some cocoa powder in a small bowl.
  7. Remove chocolate mixture from fridge, and scoop into 36 1-inch balls using either a melon baller or cookie scoop.
  8. Form into balls and roll in the cocoa powder.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Unsaturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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