Almond Butter Truffles from “Paleo on a Budget”

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Today I’m sharing a lip smacking recipe for Almond Butter Truffles that can also be found in my friend Liz’s self titled cookbook, Paleo on a Budget.

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First off I just love Liz and her philosophy about food and the Paleo diet.  She isn’t going to make your feel bad because you can’t afford to buy grass-fed beef or organic veggies.  She’s going to give you straight up honest advice on how to tackle this diet without breaking your budget, and she gives you some amazing recipes to boot.  After you’ve looked through it, you will love her book as much as I do.

I’m also pretty sure that after you make this super-simple, yet tasty Almond Butter Truffles recipe you will be running to the book store to buy the book! One lucky soul will win a copy of this book! Enter below!

paleo almond butter truffles

Almond Butter Truffles

Author: Liz @ Paleo on a Budget
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Instructions

  1. Create a double boiler to melt your chocolate.To do this,find a heat-safe mixing bowl {I like glass or stainless steel} that will nestle nicely on top, or slightly in, a saucepan. Fill the saucepan halfway with water, place the bowl on top, and turn your heat on medium-low. Let the water start to simmer. Remember, you don’t want the water to ever boil—keep it at a constant simmer.
  2. Chop up 11⁄2 chocolate bars and add to your double boiler to melt. Make sure that you don’t have steam coming out the sides of your saucepan and up the bowl. The fastest way to ruin melted chocolate is to get water on or in it!
  3. Once it’s melted, add in your almond butter, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Stir it around until everything is melted and combined and then turn off the heat. Let it sit for a few minutes to cool down and then use some plastic wrap to cover it. When covering, make sure to press the plastic wrap on top of your mixture so it doesn’t form a skin layer.
  4. Leave the mixture in the fridge until it’s hard{normally a few hours}, or you can leave it in there for a few days. Whatever floats your boat!
  5. Take it out of the fridge and let it sit on the counter to warm up for about 10 minutes {unless your kitchen is extra warm, in which case the mixture will warm up faster}.
  6. Use a spoon or a small ice cream scoop to scoop out your hardened chocolate. Then roll it into a ball and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Continue to do this until all the chocolate is used up. You should end up with around 25 balls. Place the sheet in the fridge
  7. Don’t put your chocolate bowl in the sink just yet. Set it back up as a double boiler, on medium-low. Chop the remaining half chocolate bar and add it to the double boiler. Why do I have you reuse the bowl? Because it’s already flavored from your truffle mixture, saving you an extra dish to wash and giving you great flavor without adding anything extra in!
  8. Once your chocolate is melted, pull your truffles out of the fridge. Roll a ball in the melted chocolate. Then use 2 forks to get the ball out and put it back on the sheet. Repeat until all your truffles are coated.
  9. If desired, sprinkle on a little bit of shredded coconut.
  10. Put them back in the fridge to harden for at least 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Contest open to the US, 18 yrs and older. The contest will run from April 21, 2014 6:00 AM Pacific Time to April 28, 2014 9:00 PM Pacific Time.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours from the notification to claim the prize. If the winner does not claim the prize in 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

29 Comments

  1. Gary April 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try my hand at it

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  2. Kiersten April 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    These sound amazing! I am wondering if you could use cashew butter instead of almond butter.

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  3. Audrey April 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    These look so delicious! I’m always looking for simple and sweet Paleo recipes. Can’t wait to try these out! The book looks great, I’m definitely going to check it out.

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  4. Erica April 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I am new to the Paleo diet and I LOVE it. However because I am new, I need ideas and inspiration. I love this recipe because I can keep my chocolate as I transition. Thank you.

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    1. Kelly Bejelly April 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Erica, I have been Paleo for 5 years and I am never giving up chocolate, lol.

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  5. Rosemary turcotte April 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I love how easy your recipes are! I’m trying to eat gluten free and it is difficult to find recipes that are not intimidating. My taste buds thank you.

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  6. Kate G. April 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    These truffles look amazing! I appreciate the low-cost ingredients. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Kate G. April 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I am now following you on Facebook!

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  8. Kate G. April 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I am now following you on Pinterest!

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  9. Kate G. April 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I am now following Paleo on a Budget on Pinterest!

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  10. Karen April 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Yummy! Trying these tonite!

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  11. Samantha April 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    What wonderful looking truffles…my kids would love these. I’d have to restrain myself….I’d eat them all in one go! What a great looking cookbook. We transitioned to a Paleo lifestyle in January and the hardest part is the cost with a family of 5….I do love the benefits and love the way I feel on Paleo so I’m trying to make it work for us but it is a struggle.

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  12. Samantha April 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I already follow A Girl Worth Saving on Facebook and I love it

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  13. Samantha April 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I already follow Paleo on a Budget on Pinterest.

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  14. Samantha April 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I also already follow you (A Girl Worth Saving) on Pinterest….it’s one of my go to sites for recipes

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  15. Tyler April 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Yum! I want to try these! This looks like a great book, I’ve been worried about the cost of going Paleo.

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  16. Mindy April 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Every single thing I’ve made from your blog has been spectacular. I just polished off the last of my roasted balsamic strawberry vegan ice cream and am suffering a terrible chocolate craving. I can’t WAIT to try this. I love when posts pop up from Kelly Bejelly in my email, Instagram, and Facebook feed 🙂

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  17. Stephanie KL April 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

    My mouth is watering for those truffles. A budget-friendly book of recipes is always appreciated.

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  18. Stephanie KL April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I follow a girl worth saving on facebook.

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  19. Laura T. April 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    yumm, these look delicious!

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  20. Laura T. April 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    i follow a girl worth saving on pinterest!

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  21. Laura T. April 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    i follow paleo on a budget on pinterest!

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  22. Ellen April 23, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Liz’s cookbook sounds wonderful! I have been Paleo since mid-2012, and have found it somewhat pricey; then again, I devote most of my income to food, so I am used to paying more for high-quality meat and veggies. This book could help me ratchet down my costs so I could also afford some other niceties!

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