Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Recipe

French cuisine is known for it’s exquisite, luxurious chocolate creations. Rich chocolate mousse and chocolate éclairs are just two of the famous chocolate creations that were created in France. And the chocolate truffle comes out of that same tradition of culinary greatness.

In true competitive fashion, two stories circulate about how chocolate truffles were invented. Both involve famous French bakers, and regardless of which story you choose to believe, they have one thing in common: Both believed that their creation looked like a wild mushroom, so they named it truffle.

Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles {dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

What is Ganache?

True chocolate truffles must contain a ganache filling. Ganache is (most likely) a French concoction made with chocolate and cream. Some claim that it originated in Switzerland, and others claim that it originated at Paris’ Patisserie Sarvadin. One thing we can be pretty sure about is that it was created during the 18th Century.

Ganache is usually used as frosting for cakes, or as a filling for other pastries. As chocolate grew in popularity, pastry chefs experimented with other flavors to add to ganache to create truffles that had different and distinct tastes. For example, adding peppermint to your truffle creation can create a delicious treat, reminiscent of all of the good memories from the holiday season.

Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles {dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

Dairy Free Truffle Recipe

Typically, truffles are made with dairy, utilizing heavy cream to make the thick ganache filling. But for those of us with dairy-intolerances or that just follow the paleo diet for overall health, this can be a problem. To keep these dairy-free, we use full-fat coconut milk, which ensures that we’re dairy-free but still get all that creamy deliciousness in our ganache.

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles {dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Add the peppermint truffle as a holiday tradition. These truffles are rich in flavor and always a beautiful centerpiece at any holiday get-together. And you’ll be surprised at how these are received from even the most experienced chocolate lover in your life.

Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles {dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

Dark chocolatey, pepperminty, smooth and creamy truffles. Yes, please and thank you. No heavy cream and white sugar in these luscious paleo peppermint chocolate truffles. No way. Just full-fat coconut milk, a little coconut oil or ghee, and dark chocolate perfection.

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles {dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

Truffle Making Process

The actual truffle-making process isn’t too complicated, but getting the dipping just right can prove to be challenging. Keeping your truffles smooth and round can take somewhat of a learning curve, so don’t get discouraged at first. Once the ganache has thickened to the right consistency, simply scoop, roll, dip, and decorate.

[cooked-recipe id=15474]

Subscribe & get recipes in your inbox.

Join over 30,000 subscribers!
Free Recipes Delivered 
Be the first to get the latest meal plans and recipes straight to your email inbox.
Yes, I want to receive updates

6 Comments on “Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

  1. Emily

    Just made these and they are amazing!!! I have always steered clear of coconut milk because I don’t like the taste of coconut, but I didn’t taste it at all. So delicious!!! I’m thinking of trying them with maybe lemon extract, too.

    Reply
  2. 25 Paleo Christmas Dessert Recipes - My Natural Family

  3. Yoli

    Hello, what do you mean by adding 3/4 of the chocolate mix to a heat safe bowl? That would be most of the truffle mix. You say to make the truffles first then while they are in the fridge, start making the dipping chocolate. What 3/4 chocolate are you talking about? Thanks.

    Reply
  4. Kendra Benson

    @Yoli, I believe you are talking about the chocolate coating, not the actual truffle itself. The only instructions that reference 3/4 of anything is the chocolate chips for the coating.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join over 30,000 subscribers!
Free Recipes Delivered 
Be the first to get the latest meal plans and recipes straight to your email inbox.
Yes, I want to receive updates
close-link