This was a complete mistake of a recipe. I wanted to create something Valentines-ey to share with you all for this weekend. It had to be chocolatey, indulgent and completely scrumptious but I didn’t really know where I was going with it! The chocolate chia seed mixture that has turned into the gooey centre of these gorgeous truffles was originally intended to be the start of a cake mixture. That didn’t work out, but this sure did!! I also wanted to guarantee it was a super simple recipe so that any Valentines day cooking going on could take centre stage and not be distracted by some oozing, healthy chocolate truffles!
I actually think they’re better made the day before, it gives the chocolate time to really set and the result is a wonderfully smooth glossy finish, so win win! Half of them are full of a buckwheat and chocolate chia seed mixture and the other half with natural, delicious coconut. The best thing about them is crunching through the rich dark chocolate to hit a gooey, indulgent chocolate centre. They really do taste like truffles!
I’ve kept it easy as, easy does using chocolate from a dark chocolate bar rather than creating your own with cacoa butter and powder – but if you have the time, feel free to do that instead! Some might call it cheating, I call it winning, because these are just too damn delicious to worry about being a little bit off perfection. It is valentines day after all. These beat sitting down with a box of chocolates that are full of sugars, syrups and unnatural ingredients any day. Plus, it’s always nice to make things with a little lurveee.
If you’re not a huge coconut fan, then just make the chocolate chia seed mix for all of them and vice versa. I think the diversity is nice plus they look pretty! It’s as if you’re diving into a healthy box of Roses, not knowing which one you’re gonna get! I hope they make some of your Valentines Day that touch more special and please do share the love and post your creations on social media for others to enjoy!
Happy Valentines Creating everyone! xx @LeanLivingGirl
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!