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Chocolate Chia Seed and Coconut Truffles

  • February 10, 2016
  • By Carly Neave

Chocolate Chia Seed Truffles

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!

Chocolate Chia Seed Truffles

Chocolate Chia Seed 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!

Chocolate Chia Seed Truffles

Chocolate Chia Seed 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.

Chocolate Chia Seed Truffles

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

Chocolate Chia Seed Truffles

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Chocolate Chia Seed and Coconut Truffles
 
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Chocolate Chia Seed and Coconut Truffles
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 12 hearts
Ingredients
  • 125g 75%+ Vegan Dark Chocolate
  • ½ cup desiccated Coconut
Chia Seed Truffle Filling
  • ¼ cup chia seeds soaked in ½ cup water for 4+ hours.
  • 2 Tbs buckwheat Flour
  • 2 Tbs unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbs coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbs rice malt syrup *Can use tbs of honey instead
Instructions
  1. Make the Chia Seed truffle filling by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon until full combined. Set aside.
  2. Break the dark chocolate pieces into a glass bowl and melt over a pot of boiling water, slowly.
  3. In your heart shape silicone tray, sprinkle a pinch full of the dessicated coconut into the bottom of each heart (top of the heart when it comes out) and carefully shake the tray so it's even.
  4. Carefully spoon a small amount of the melted chocolate into each heart over the coconut layer. You can use a toothpick or chopstick to make sure it gets into all the corners.
  5. Make 6 of each 'flavour' of chocolate heart.
  6. For the Coconut-only hearts, evenly sprinkle another pinch full of coconut on top of the melted chocolate and then fill up the rest of the heart with chocolate.
  7. Place in the fridge.
  8. For the Chia Seed truffles, carefully spoon a small amount of the chia mixture on top of the melted chocolate, again using a toothpick to make sure it reaches round the sides.
  9. Top with the melted chocolate until the heart is full and place in the fridge.
  10. Leave the hearts for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight, in the fridge to completely cool and set.
  11. Pop the chocolates out of the silicone tray and enjoy!

By Carly Neave, February 10, 2016 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!
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  • Joy
    April 11, 2017

    Hi, thank you for the recipe. It looks great! Do you know how long I can keep them for?

    • Lean Living Girl
      April 11, 2017

      Hi Joy!

      I would suggest 3-4 days as otherwise the Chia seed mixture will go a bit too dry I think. Let me know what you think of them!

      Carly xx

  • Robyn
    February 11, 2016

    Where do you get your coconut sugar and buckhmwheat flour been looking everywhere?

  • Fiona
    February 11, 2016

    Hi there,
    These look gorgeous! Any idea of the Calorie content?

    • Lean Living Girl
      February 12, 2016

      Thanks Fiona!

      So the rice malt syrup has around 75 calories, and there’s just 15 calories in the 1 tbs of coconut palm sugar used – both of which you have to remember are natural sugars and won’t cause that high spike in your blood sugar levels. Then really it’s just the calories from the chocolate that will cause any significance. I haven’t specified a brand so just check out the back of the packet for the one you’re using.

      They’re a much better alternative to usual valentines day treats, especially if you use a good quality dark chocolate :) xx

  • Julia
    February 11, 2016

    I made these last night and they are absolutely amazing!! I’m a big fan of the chia seed centre ones, they really do taste just like truffles, go gooey and yummy! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and love the balance between your savoury and sweet recipes, thank you for sharing and keep it up Carly!

    Julia x

    • Lean Living Girl
      February 11, 2016

      Hi Julia,

      I’m so glad you liked them, the Chia truffles are definitely my favourite too! Hopefully you’ll get a chance to make another batch before Sunday ;)

      Carly xx

Carly Neave

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!

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