Recipe & Photo by Sophie Mackenzie WHOLEHEARTED EATS


It is generally safe to assume that most people love chocolate and would really appreciate the gift of handmade truffles. These truffles are super easy to whip up, and make a wonderful gift for those with a variety of dietary needs – they are raw, vegan, nut free, gluten free, and amazing. Even those friends who love ‘junk’ food will love these gems, and they wont even clue in that they are good for them!

SERVES:  Serves 6-10 Depending on Size

PREP TIME:  10-15 Minutes prep

DIETARY CONSIDERATION:  Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free


  • 3/4 Cup Raw Cacao powder

  • 1/4 Cup Cacao Butter, melted

  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Butter

  • 4 Tbsp. Liquid sweetener (I used honey, but feel free to use whatever you prefer)

  • 1/8 tsp. Sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla, or flavouring of choice

  • Extra cacao for dusting


Melt the cacao butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, and salt over a double boiler (or a metal bowl on top of a pot of boiling water). Once everything is melted, stir in cacao powder and flavouring. Stir vigorously, as the liquid sweetener is heavier than the other ingredients and will tend to not mix in as easily. Pour chocolate into a standard bread pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set. Once set, the chocolate can be sliced into cubes and dusted with cacao. Store in the refrigerator for several week, or the freezer for several months.

Stacey Christie