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April 11, 2017

by Alyssa Rimmer

4-ingredient Almond Butter Truffles

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Almond Butter Truffles, made with just four ingredients, are the perfect healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. And they're naturally gluten-free, vegan and paleo!

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Step aside AB+J. Stand down almond butter toast. There's a new kid in town today. ALMOND. BUTTER. TRUFFLES.

Now we can turn this lovely, silky smooth nut butter into insanely amazing truffles. Using just four ingredients. Yes, four.

Snacking made easy. Dessert made healthy. Chocolate cravings cured.

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These truffles have it all. Each of these four ingredients brings a different superpower to the table…

  • We've got almond butter which is high in healthy fats and protein, which will not only help give you sustained energy, but will also help fill you up.
  • We've got coconut flour which is incredibly high in fiber.
  • Then there's the maple syrup which is a naturally derived sweetener, has tons of minerals, and will convert into carbohydrates to give your brain some fuel.
  • And finally, we've got dark chocolate. Luckily for all us chocolate lovers out there, dark chocolate not only tastes amazing, but it's also nutritious. A dark chocolate bar (we're talking like 70 – 85% cacao) is packed with antioxidants and minerals like magnesium, iron and manganese.

So these truffles? They're a sweet treat you can feel great about eating!

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And making them? A total breeze.

We start by making our truffle base which is the almond butter and syrup mixed together. Then we stir in the coconut flour which helps absorb some of the liquid and turns the mixture into a dough. From there, we can just roll them into balls and then top them with our chocolate!

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For the chocolate, we have a few options…

Option A is chocolate covered almond butter truffles. Option B is chocolate drizzled almond butter truffles. For either option all we need is melted dark chocolate (I recommend dark chocolate chips or a chocolate that is 70- 85% cacao) and a fork.

If you're going with covered, you're going to want about a cup of melted chocolate. You'll just dunk the chilled almond butter balls into the chocolate, roll it around until it's covered and then transfer it back to your baking sheet.

If you're going with drizzled, you'll only need about 1/2 a cup of the melted chocolate. You'll leave the truffles on the baking sheet and dip your fork in the chocolate, then just drizzle it over the balls in whatever design you'd like. (<– mine was pretty sloppy, and they still tasted great!)

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoThese are THE BEST Almond Butter Truffles I've ever had. Only use 4 ingredients, are super simple to make and taste awesome!

Basically, these are the easiest truffles you could ever make. And you're going to love them ????

I also want to give you a few substitution ideas if you want to try a different variation:

  • The almond butter can be changed for any nut/seed butter
  • The syrup can be changed for any other liquid sweetener
  • The coconut flour I think needs to stay as is
  • The chocolate can be left off or swapped for something else (like my coconut butter glaze perhaps?)
  • Feel free to add in spices or chopped nuts for added texture

Personally, I'm thinking my next ones will be a peanut butter honey variation!

Enjoy! xo

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoThese are THE BEST Almond Butter Truffles I've ever had. Only use 4 ingredients, are super simple to make and taste awesome!

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4-Ingredient Almond Butter Truffles

These almond butter truffles are a quick and healthy sweet treat that only use 4 ingredients, are naturally gluten-free and vegan!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 truffles
Calories 125kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together almond butter and maple syrup until fully combined and smooth. Add coconut flour and stir until almond butter begins to thicken and turns into a dough.
  • Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into small balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until no dough remains. Set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate over a double boiler until completely smooth. Use 1 cup if you want chocolate covered truffles and use 1/2 cup if you want just a chocolate drizzle on top. If dipping, use a fork dip the almond butter balls into the chocolate and return them to the baking sheet. If drizzling, use a fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the balls. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 – 2 hours, until chocolate has hardened. And of course, enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.6mg

 

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  1. […] Whether it’s for you or for your little one, a dose of healthy fat is extremely beneficial. These truffles are easy to make and look like a million dollars. Mix almond butter with coconut flour, and maple syrup(or corn syrup, or honey), and make small balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You can top with chocolate sauce and keep in the refrigerator.  Check out this link: https://www.simplyquinoa.com/4-ingredient-almond-butter-truffles/ […]

  2. Hi! I made these with 3 tablespoons of almond flour (: they came out great! Added dark chocolate chips and topped it with some shredded coconut and seal salt! Family favorite right now!

  3. […] to have after dinner throughout the week.  Literally right now I have this Paleo Banana Bread, Almond Butter Truffles, a Peanut Butter Date Cookie recipe test, and Chocolate Caramel Protein Fudge.  Someone come over […]

  4. Chocolate and almond butter are a match made in heaven! These truffles look to die for! I have to try making them someday!

  5. wooooww this looks so good.. would it work with something else that almond butter/peanut butter since I cant have those. 🙂

    • Hmm that’s tricky since coconut flour is kind of its own animal. You could try almond flour, but you’ll need quite a bit to get the right texture. I’m thinking at least 1/4 – 1/3 cup!

  6. I made these yesterday, but I think I needed more coconut flour. I used a natural almond butter, but the batter didn’t really form a dough with 2 T of the coconut flour. They taste good, but they didn’t roll into nice balls. I’ll try again with more coconut flour.

    • It definitely depends on the texture of the almond butter. Sounds like yours is on the runny side, so next time I’d definitely go with more coconut flour 🙂

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