This recipe I saw on Facebook. Have you ever gone to Tip Hero’s facebook page and watched any of there videos? Wow, are they addicting. Anyways… What intrigued me most about the recipe was the coconut butter. You can make your own coconut butter from stratch and all you need is coconut flakes and a food processor. It’s pretty much the same way you would make peanut butter and the coconut flakes eventually turn into coconut butter. Is your mind blown? Mine was, when I watched that video. I had no idea you could make your own coconut butter with coconut flakes. Add in your favorite fruit then scoop the balls out onto a sheet of parchment paper and place them in the freezer for an hour. After an hour take them out and dip them in some melted chocolate. YUM!
It’s only the 6th of Janurary, but have you been sticking to your New Years resolutions? I’ve been trying to prep my own meals and go to the gym more.
Speaking of the gym… Have you ever been afraid to wear something like a new article of clothing that you purchased and was excited to wear at first? I love those really short spandex gym shorts and they make your butt look great. I’ve been afraid to wear them because I’m used to wearing capri leggings to the gym. The last two gym classes I’ve gone to, I have worn those shorts and just love them! Remember when leggings started to become popular? The same thing happened to me when I first bought a pair leggings. Now EVERYONE is wearing them. Just you wait, these shorts will become popular soon.
- 1 cup coconut butter, softened* (you can soften it by setting the jar in a pan of hot water for 10-15 minutes or until the coconut butter has softened)
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 8 oz finely chopped dark chocolate
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Using a food processor, pulse the coconut butter, strawberries and syrup together until the strawberries have been pureed, which should take less than a minute. The mixture turns a lovely shade of pink and will look a little soft (if it’s too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes). Take a tablespoon of the filling and roll into a ball, then set on the parchment or wax paper. Repeat with the remaining filling.
- Place the tray of truffles in the freezer for at least one hour, or until you can hold a truffle in your hand and dip it in chocolate without the truffle falling apart. I’ll test one or two and if they still want to crumble, I’ll put the whole tray back into the freezer for another 30 minutes.
- Once the truffles have been in the freezer for an hour, place the finely chopped dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, then remove from the microwave and stir with a spatula. If the chocolate still has unmelted chunks in it, microwave again at 50% for an additional 15-30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. The reason for setting the power level at 50% is because chocolate will burn if it gets too hot.
- Dip a truffle into the dark chocolate (you can use a fork or a toothpick or even just your hands, whatever you feel comfortable using. Work quickly, because the chocolate will start to harden as it cools. If it gets too thick, put it back in the microwave on half-power for 10-15 seconds and stir back together.
- Repeat with the rest of the truffles.
- Put the tray in the freezer for 15 minutes or until the chocolate has set. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- Makes about 25 truffles
Points Plus: 3