Chocolate Orange Truffles


I am super excited to be sharing a recipe from Lisa McInerney's (aka Mummy Made.It) eCookbook 'A Healthy Christmas'  So, yes Christmas is over, but this amazing dessert eCookbook will be your go to guide for making healthy and tasty desserts all year long (alongside BecomingSweet of course :)).

'A Healthy Christmas' is packed with over 50 amazing desserts and today I am featuring the Chocolate Orange Truffles. These were so easy to prepare and taste absolutely amazing. They are also gluten and dairy free, as well as being vegan and paleo friendly. These truffles are perfect if you are short on time and they are also great to give as a gift.

I am looking to making these again when I next have visitors over.

There are so many amazing desserts in 'A Healthy Christmas' that you will have a hard time deciding which one to make first.

Here is a snippet from Lisa about her eCookbook:

The recipes in Mummy Made.It A Healthy Christmas use ingredients that are Gluten Free and Dairy Free, that are Paleo friendly and that contain No Refined Sugars. Many recipes contain fruit or vegetables in place of using butter or oil so you can sneak some of your daily requirements into your families dessert. Instead of using processed white sugar the recipes use natural sweeteners including maple syrup, honey, dates, fruits and berries. All the recipes are Gluten free as they use coconut flour, nut meal or arrowroot in place of a wheat based flour. No dairy is used as coconut cream, coconut milk and almond milk are substituted.

I hope you like the Chocolate Orange Truffles as much as my hubby and I did.


Chocolate Orange Truffles

Serves: 13 truffles

Preparation Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 Cups Dates (only soften the dates if your blender is not strong enough)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Orange Rind
  • 1/3 Cup blanched Almonds (or another nut)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1/4 Cup Desiccated coconut


Place all the ingredients, except the coconut, in a blender and process until well combined.

Divide the mixture into even portions and roll into balls.

Roll the balls in the coconut and refrigerate.


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Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. She is also the author of the eCookbook, BecomingSweet – say yes to dessert again! Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.


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