Quick vegan 5- ingredients paleo white chocolate truffles with coconut & protein. Raw cocoa butter Raffaello that is dairy-free & refined sugar-free.
My problem with raw cocoa butter texture
I usually never buy chocolate from the store. It doesn’t mean that I don’t eat chocolate. Like every other girl, I LOVE chocolate. I’m just used to order one kilogram of cocoa butter and make my own refined sugar-free raw chocolate. When I first started with my own raw chocolate, then I almost wanted to give up on getting the perfect texture for the white chocolate. The honey and melted raw cocoa butter just didn’t go together properly.
Solution? Different techniques?
Sometimes I got layers of honey and cocoa butter. I tried different techniques to get the right consistency. It’s not like melting usual chocolate which has many additives inside to make sure it melts properly. When you use the water bath, then the raw cocoa butter with raw cocoa powder actually works quite well and you’ll get a nice texture for raw chocolate. You just have to make sure that you melt it very slowly.
Found a solution: Failing Miserably
However, I found that when I wanted to make white chocolate truffles with raw cocoa butter, then I wasn’t happy with the texture. So, I almost wanted to give up to get my perfect raw white chocolate but then I had an idea to blend the cocoa butter to get in at the right temperature and texture. I haven’t seen that techniques anywhere but I decided to give it a try.
After failing miserably before with melted raw cocoa butter I just can’t even describe how happy I was when I realized that the blending technique works! You don’t even have to make any cooling before you can roll the truffles and the texture is just the best you can find for raw chocolate (or just coconut energy balls, coconut protein bliss balls). You can call them whatever you like. 🙂
All-Time Family Favorite: Paleo White Chocolate Truffles
Now, it’s my favorite white chocolate that disappeared from the fridge so quickly. It’s even a little bit dangerous. I have been looking for a healthier version of white chocolate ganache truffles for so long and I can finally say that I’m more than happy to say that I found it. It’s probably better not to even count the number of truffles I have been eating for the last few weeks. I can only say that I need to order a new package of raw cocoa butter (drops).
Christmas gift idea: Paleo White Chocolate Truffles
The recipe for this paleo & vegan white chocolate coconut truffles is just super easy and takes only about 15 minutes of your time and if you feel like you can share these truffles, then it’s a perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones. The truffles itself are something creamy and sweet.
Just like Raffaello: Paleo White Chocolate Truffles
If you don’t like protein inside the truffle, then you can always leave it out. If you would like to have a whole almond inside the truffle, then you are more then welcome to add it. I hope you all enjoy this recipe!
Also, usual white chocolate recipe here without coconut.
P.S. Some time ago Depositphotos reached out to me and asked for an interview about my food photography. I don’t think that I’m a professional food photographer. So far, it has just been my hobby but if you are interested in food photography, then you can read the interview HERE. I’ll tell the story how I got interested in photography and try to give some hopefully useful tips.
Quick Vegan 5-Ingredients Paleo White Chocolate Truffles Recipe with Coconut & Protein (Raffaello)
About 20 truffles
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Time in total: 40 minutes
Nutritional information (per 11 g): 66,6kcal, Protein: 1,4 g, Net Carbs: 1,6 g, Fat: 6,2 g
- 2,5 dl (1,05 cup) desiccated coconut + about 1 dl for decoration
- 2 dl (0,84 cups) raw cocoa butter drops (or just chopped cocoa butter)
- ½ tsp ground vanilla bean (and a pinch of salt)
- 1 tbsp pea protein powder (optional)
- 1,5-2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup for vegan option)
- Blend coconut, cocoa butter, vanilla, protein (and salt) in a food processor until it looks more like breadcrumbs.
- Add honey and blend until it forms a ball.
- Make small balls and dip them into coconut.
- Let them cool down in a fridge for about 15-30 minutes. Enjoy them right away or pack them into a nice box and give them as a gift for your loved ones.
MMM these look lovely and tasty! Great they are full of protein too!
I’m flattered to hear that! Yes, some protein makes everything sound better.
Emma, PathofPresence says
These looks SOOOO good! I’ve never been a fan of white chocolate, but I am willing to give these a try. Love that they are vegan and has protein!
I’m so glad to hear that! Hopefully coconut will balance it up and you will enjoy them! 😉
Your food photography really is beautiful! And, thanks for the recipes. It does look super easy and the end result – delicious!
I’m always so pleased to hear that! Thanks, Nisi!
Deborah Brooks says
I have not worked much with white chocolate-these look so pretty
Try this one, white chocolate made with natural cocoa butter is the best! 🙂
Carrie A Groff says
Can’t wait to try these! What does the dl stand for?
Happy to hear that! I always forget that in U.S and probably most of the world you use cups for measurements. We use here dl for deciliters. 1 dl= 0,42 cups. Now I added the cups measurement to the recipe as well. Hope that makes sense 🙂
Abbey Sharp says
These look like the cutest tastiest snack ever
Thanks, Abbey! 🙂
Wow, these sound amazing. I’ll be glad to add these to the holiday cookie tray!
Yes, these are perfect for holidays! 🙂
I haven’t heard of raffaello before, but love all of the ingredients in here. Will have to try soon!
It’s really popular here. Look at Wikipedia for some information ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaello_(confection) )
This looks really delicious. I will have to make these for a quick snack.
Hope you enjoy them! 😉
These sound so delicious, as well as healthy would be perfect for breakfast too. Coconut is my favorite. I like the way you have presented them.
Yes, dessert for breakfast. Sounds like a dream! Actually I usually enjoy them next to my morning coffee:)
Mmmm count me in for anything with cocoa butter and coconut. Yum!
I can understand you, I’m obsessed with them as well.
Wow I’ve never had these before. They look so good!
You should try, these are really addictive! 🙂
Angela Cardamone says
This is such a great gift idea! I pinned it to give it a try!!
Jill Conyers says
I love chocolate too! My favorite is a chocolate avocado pudding. Your recipe looks so good.
Sarah Grace Spann says
Wow yum this looks so good! Love protein bites!
I’m so pleased to hear that! 😉
If maple syrup is used, would it change the texture? Because you used raw honey right?! I’d like to make this vegan. Thanks
Hi! Good question. I just tried it with maple syrup the other day and the texture is quite similar. However, it might be a little bit softer. So, you might need to add extra tbsp of coconut. I’m not sure because everything might also depend on your room temperature. When it’s too warm in your room, then the cocoa butter might be softer. When you can’t form your balls, then put it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to cool it down. Hope this was useful information 😉
Thank you! I’ll try and let you know how it turns out….really looking forward to it…..
This looks so tasty Laura!! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes 🙂
Thanks, Emma! Hope you enjoy this one 😉