I think that a lot of people are afraid to adopt healthy eating habits because they are afraid that they are going to miss out on all the foods that they love. The two indulgences that most people are afraid to lose are carbs and sweets. If that is something that has worried you I am here to tell you that you can be healthy and eat foods that you enjoy. That is literally my entire mission, turning old favorites into healthier versions of what you love.
Today’s recipe was inspired by the timeless classics Mounds and Almond Joy. I will tell you, without any modesty, that mine are simply just better. I definitely couldn’t have made them as good as they are without the main ingredient, Binnie’s Coconut Butter. Binnie’s Coconut Butter was created by Lindsay Binnie, a mom just like me that is just trying to feed her family with healthy, real food, and keep them satisfied at the same time. All their coconut butters are organic, non-GMO, vegan, and gluten free. They take extra special care while processing to ensure that each batch of coconut butter is the creamiest, most spreadable consistency. And above all else, their customer service is incredible.
Don’t just stop at trying the vanilla they have a huge variety for you to choose from. Something for everyone!
Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
If candy making makes you nervous you will be pleasantly surprised to find out just how easy it can be. These truffles are super simple, but very impressive. Using the silicone mold makes this fool proof, they pop right out when they are set. You can either make them like Mounds or add slivered almonds for an Almond Joy flair. You can leave off the sprinkles if you’d like, but they really dress them up. I used organic sprinkles, so you don’t have to worry about all the funky dyes. And don’t be detoured by what appears to be a very long process. It is almost as easy as going to the store and buying them. No matter whether you use almonds, or make them plain, dress them up, or keep them smooth, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Have you tried coconut butter yet?
Coconut Butter Truffles
By Angie Gouchenour
½ cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
3 Tablespoons Simply Sweet Vanilla Binnie Butter
1 Tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
Slivered almonds (Optional)
In a medium bowl melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in two 30 second increments
Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate chips and oil together until smooth
Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes to cool slightly
Using a silicone mold with tablespoon size cavities pour ½ teaspoon of melted chocolate into each cavity
Using the back of a spoon swipe the edges up the sides of the mold ensuring that there aren’t any holes
Put the mold in the refrigerator and chill until solid (About 15 minutes)
While you are waiting, measure your Binnie Butter and coconut together in a bowl and cream together
Take the mold out of the refrigerator and place 1 teaspoon of the Binnie Butter and coconut mixture into each mold and gently pat it down to create a flat surface
NOTE: If you want to use slivered almonds place them into the mold, 3 or 4 slivers, before the coconut butter mixture. This will be more like an Almond Joy candy
Pour the rest of the melted chocolate over each filled mold
NOTE: If you are planning on using sprinkles leave a tiny bit of chocolate in the bowl.
Gently tap the mold on the counter to flatten the melted chocolate and then place the mold in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until set
Remove the chocolates from the mold and using a tiny bit of the melted chocolate make a circle on the top of the truffle and add sprinkles
Store the truffles in the refrigerator
Allow to sit out for a couple of minutes before eating
I was provided these products for free for my honest opinion. All the opinions, and views, are my own.