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Chocolate Truffles… with a secret ingredient

By 28/06/2014October 16th, 2019No Comments

Have you ever made something and thought you were the first ever to discover this thing ? I mean, hand on heart, thought to yourself,

“Self, you just made something no one has ever made. You are more of a rock star today then you were yesterday at this exact time”?

Well, this tends to happen to me.

When I first made kale chips, I was like, “Holy crap, I must tell the world!” turns out, the world already knew about them a few times over. Whoops.

So, in an attempt to make something chocolatey, but not excessively high in fat, I made a pudding last night with 4 ingredients and the most wicked of all, black beans.


The beans give the best consistency and replace using avocado (for those of you who have used avocados in the past) therefore reducing the fat and making it feel a lot less rich and heavy.

Give them a go and I promise you will dig them.

This is a basic recipe, you can add so much flavour and texture to these if you wanted to, but I would suggest starting with the plain base, see how you feel about it and then add from there… ginger, curry powder, orange zest and/or juice, spices, essential oils, medicine flower extracts, freeze dried fruit… so many possibilities.


      • 1 tin of black beans (240g drained or 400g with brine)


      • 50g ( 1/2 cup ) xylitol or coconut sugar


      • 50g coconut oil, melted or same amount of cacao butter, melted


      • 50g-70g ( 1/4 cup – 1/3 cup ) cacao or cocoa powder (add more for a richer, more bitter dark truffle )


      • 10g ( 1 tsp ) tamari


    • 1 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp extract


    • Open the black beans and pour the contents into a small pan and warm them through
    • Sieve the liquid from the beans and transfer the food processor or high speed blender
    • Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. If you have a low quality food processor, then you will have a slightly inconsistent texture, but it’ll still be epic
    • Taste the mix and see if you want to add more cacao powder (or cocoa powder) or sweetener… everyone is different so you may want them darker or sweeter than me
    • Transfer to a bowl and pop in the fridge to set, about 30 minutes or so
    • Once set, roll into balls in the palm of your hand (if the mix is rather firm, it’ll loosen when you begin to roll them)and then into a small bowl of cacao or cocoa powder to coat
    • Pop back in the fridge to set and that’s all!

Want to make them even more amazing ? Dip them in beautifully tempered homemade raw chocolate. Click here for a video on how to make it at home in my FREE raw chocolate mini course!