Sweetness of Life Truffles {guest post}

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on May 25, 2011

From the moment we met, I’ve loved Alaina’s positive outlook on life and healthy living. She has amazing energy that exudes from each and every one of her posts. If you’re in need of a grounding lady in your life, Alaina is your girl.

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Hey loves! This is Alaina Rose and I blog over at Sweetness Of Life.

When I got the email from Leanne about doing a guest post, I was so incredibly honored that my heart totally skipped a beat and tears sprang to my eyes! I am fairly new to the blog world, so these wonderful new connections I’m making really excite me and warm my heart! When I first started blogging, Leanne was one of the first bloggers that I discovered and started connecting with. I absolutely love her and I am so happy to be here. Thank you, Leanne! You rock.

As you may be able to guess from the name of my blog, a recurring theme in my posts is SWEETNESS! Whether it be in the form of a tasty treat or experiencing love, appreciation and gratitude for something. I truly feel that finding a way to bring sweetness into your every day life is essential. For me, that usually comes in the form of seeing joy and beauty in all things and cultivating a sense of gratitude for everything that is around me. If you are able to focus on the positive things in your life and feel thankful for what you have instead of concentrating on negative thoughts, everything becomes brighter (and sweeter!) Express gratitude for the sweetness in your life and more sweetness will come!

It’s also important to remember that we all have an unlimited source of sweetness within us. Never forget to honor yourself as the perfectly SWEET and divine being that you are. If you ever feel that you are missing some sweetness in your life, tap into that vast wealth of sweetness that you carry with you wherever you go.

And if you still feel like you’re missing some sweetness in your life, MAKE THESE!

 

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SWEETNESS OF LIFE TRUFFLES

Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Directions

Begin by melting the cocoa butter, coconut butter, coconut oil and honey on a double boiler on the stove over low-medium heat. Once it’s melted, add in the vanilla extract and orange zest. In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa powder, shredded coconut, cinnamon, cardamom and salt. Pour the melted mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. Once the mixture is fully combined, you can start rolling it into perfectly bite size truffles of sweetness J You should get about 15-20 truffles depending on how big or small you make them. Then you can top them with whatever you like. I chose goji berries, shredded coconut, cocoa powder and carob powder. They are extremely delicious on their own without any toppings too though.

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I love the unique flavor of these. The cardamom, cinnamon and orange zest make for such an exotic flavor journey for your taste buds! I truly hope you make these and celebrate the sweetness of yourself and the sweetness of life!

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I can only imagine how delicious these are. My favorite are the truffles with the goji berries, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing the amazing pictures and recipe, Alaina :)

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren

Great guest post! I love truffles, and these sound delicious!

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Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

Mmm…nice one! Great guest post.

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

Lovely post! Those would definitely sweeten up my day!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)

Alaina your truffle balls look awesome! I love the coconut butter/oil in the recipe!

Yumm!

Thanks for the tag team guest post, ladies! :)

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Lauren @ WWoB

Those look fabulous Alaina! The orange zest seems like it would really amp of the complexity of the flavor!
Twas lovely to see you over here :)

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Heather

I love truffles, thank you for posting a recipe. They look so easy to make!

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Spinneys Cauldron

wow they look divine!!! Mmmmmm must try your recipes, thank you for sharing

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables

Wow those truffles look AMAZING!! I need to get my hands on some cocoa butter!

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Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

I think I need to start making some truffles! Yummm :D

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Ragnhild

Oh Truffles, I love love love Truffles- and these looks wonderful! Great guest post :)

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kitchenarian

These look delicious. I love cooking with coconut oil.

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Gina

Dying! These look incredible!

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Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh

Love you Alaina! Yummy Post!! I love truffles! And yours look SO pretty! :)

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kate

these are gorgeous I especially love the goji berries!

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Jo @ livingmintgreen

Ooohh I’m going to make these for my 1yr wedding anniversary celebration. Thanks for sharing!

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Rick

Fantastic recipe ~ the print function isn’t working though :(

Love your blog, I’m a health sleuth myself, stop by sometime :D

~ Rick

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll look into it :)

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Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies)

OMG these are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! i would totally buy some!

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torviewtoronto

colourful pictures
delicious truffles

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Irena

Lovely post. Truffles oh my, you can’t say anything bad about them, texture and amazing flavor. Beautiful:)
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Alaina Rose @ Sweetness Of Life

I’m just smiling from ear to ear right now from all the wonderful comments! Thanks everyone! And thank you again, Leanne. :-) Now everyone go make some truffles!!!

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Bridget

Sound wonderful, but I have no clue where to find coco butter, coconut butter and coconut oil here in the UK.

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Bridget – are you near a Whole Foods Market? There are a couple in London, UK that I’ve been to that have all of these ingredients. Any heath food or Asian food store would have at least coconut oil and the coconut butter can be replaced with any nut butter you have handy.

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