Bite-sized truffles with soft and silky insides and crunchy dark chocolate shells on the outside are always a delight, but when we’re talking about these Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffles it brings truffles to another level! Your sinful desires are over, because you can now have sinless and delicious truffles that are Paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, dairy-free, grain-free, clean-eating, and super easy to make!
Happy October 1st! 🎉😈 🎉 I’m acting like this is a holiday, because the start of October is always exciting. 😏 It kind of marks the first day of the holiday season in a way. Speaking of the holiday season, who’s ready for Halloween?! 🙋🏻😎🎃🍬🍭🍫💃🏻👻👺💀👽👾👸🏼🔮
We’ll touch on all that excitement later. First, let’s discuss a perfect Halloween treat—Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffles! 🍊🍫 These can obviously be gobbled at anytime of the year, but why not make them for a fun Halloween candy? Your kids will love helping you … and eating them, so hide some for yourself. 🙊
There’s been a lot of 🎃 pumpkin 🎃 going on in my head, but I wanted to offer some more variety for holiday treats—I understand not all of you are pumpkin fans (sorry to hear that 😬😞). Nevertheless, orange is the color of the season so why not incorporate the fruit orange? 🍊🍊🍊
A few weeks ago, before I made these Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffles, I was craving the chocolate and orange combo. So good, right? 😋 Anyways, my chocolate + orange cravings gave me a prime opportunity to make something festive, like a calling from the recipe creating gods. 🙌🏼
What do you think? Are these dangerously appetizing? 😈 Goulishly good? 👻 Spooktacularly toothsome? 💀
Oooh, can you tell I’m excited for Halloween?! 😆
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. What’s not enjoyable about letting your dark side out, DECORATING, Halloween baking/cooking (can’t forget eating), dressing up, and all the fun, laughter, and adrenaline that comes along with it? 👏🏼👻 Not to mention the cool, breezy weather accompanied by color-altering, cascading leafs. Fall fashion also comes out, which, let’s be honest, is probably the best!✨ 💁🏻✨
Looking back at how fast time has gone by has made me cherish the memories of my youth even more (I’m writing as if I’m actually the inner sixty-year-old woman that my soul is 👵🏼😂). During this time of year, Michael and I used to have fall break, granting us a whole week off of school! We’d welcome the season by getting out the Halloween boxes! 😍
Decorating has always been our cup of tea. 😌🍵
One thing that was super fun about it is that we made the house look completely different each year! I’m sure our parents found joy in seeing what the final product would look like—well, maybe not our dad so much. 😆 He’s not too crazy about Halloween, but he turns into Santa Claus when Christmas turns around. Luckily, our mom loves Halloween so she’d help us put up a thing a two, but I think she liked to give us the reins. 😊
However, it didn’t stop her from buying us more decorations every year to add to our collection! 💜 Thanks for fueling our addiction, Mom! 😘 When Michael and I moved out, we stacked up at least five huge Halloween boxes! That’s a lot of decorations! Of course, our parents kept the Christmas decorations, so we got to buy all new ones, which, I think after five years of being moved out, we’ve collected enough. 😅😳
At this point, whenever we move, since it’s been so frequent 😑, storage is always one of the main hindrances of finding a place. We need a place house our magic, too. ✨🙌🏼✨Most people just don’t understand. 😕 Now that I’m a food blogger, THE KITCHEN also needs to have lots of storage! What would I do if I didn’t have the cabinetry to hold the ingredients to make recipes, like these Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffles? 😮
Long story short, Michael and my holiday decorating game is still going strong! 💪🏼👊🏼 Even though we’re a lot busier now than we used to be, it makes the holidays so much better when you’re festive! Not only is it fun, but it also encourages family/friend time and FREES you from the electronic world prison. Plus, think about all the other people that enjoy all your hard work! 😊👍🏼
I’m sure I will pull out some stories for you with the future posts, but for now, let’s wrap this post up by talking about these delectable Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffles. 😍
The dark chocolate offers a nice brittle, but crunchy layer, protecting the round silkiness of the orange cream centers. Once you chew down, a zing of orange pops out and merges with the chocolate to form one of the most favored food combos! ❤️ The bits of orange zest in the centers and the orange juice in the chocolate send the flavor through the roof. 💥🔥
The freshly squeezed orange juice gives these Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffles a natural sweetness, but the addition of maple syrup or raw honey is what makes these little truffles complete.
Can you believes these beauties are:
- Refined sugar-free
- Easy to make
- Full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, like vitamin C
- Beneficial to your skin
- Mood enhancing/anti-depressant
And so much more!
Sound too good to be true? 😈 Why don’t you make a batch of these Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffles for yourself and see?
Start by warming the coconut butter so it’s smooth, like so:
Then, add the freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest, coconut flour, maple syrup, sea salt, and vanilla extract and whisk together.
Place the bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until hardened, but still manageable.
While the truffle filling is in the freezer, make the chocolate coating by putting the coconut oil in your double boiler (if you don’t have a double boiler, you can place a heat-safe bowl over the top of a saucepan filled about half way with water. Bring the water to a boil and there you go!). Then, whisk in the raw cacao powder. Thereafter, whisk in the maple syrup, orange juice, and sea salt. Allow the chocolate to cool a bit before dipping.
Next, form the orange truffle filling into balls of your preferred size; I used about a tablespoon for each.
Arrange them on a parchment paper-lined baking pan and return to the freezer for another 5 minutes. Don’t worry if your balls aren’t perfect; they will still look and taste amazing! ☺️
Now here comes the fun part … using a fork or two or similar object dip the truffle balls into the glossy chocolate and set it back on the parchment paper. Continue to coat the truffles until all the chocolate is used up, about 2-3 dips per truffle. Make sure you transfer the pan to the freezer for 1-2 minutes between dipping so it fully solidifies.
Top off each with some orange zest and sink your teeth into pure delight! 😋
If you make these, please don’t forget to take a picture 📷 and post it on social media, tagging @sabrinassinlesssecrets and hashtagging #sabrinassinlesssecrets so I won’t miss it! Can’t wait to see your gorgeous creations! 😘 Until the next Sinless Sunday spooky post … muah hahah! 😈👻🎃 #TripleS #sinlesssunday #becausesinlessisdelicious
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 large navel orange)
- ¼ cup coconut butter, melted (64)
- 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup to taste (I used 2 tablespoons) (can sub raw honey, but won’t be vegan)
- 1 teaspoon orange zest, plus ½ teaspoon for garnish, if desired
- 1 teaspoon coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt (optional)
- Start by making some space in the freezer for a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or foil, with some truffles!
- In a small bowl, warm the coconut butter so it’s smooth. You can do this by using the microwave or a double boiler.
- Then, add the freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest, coconut flour, maple syrup, sea salt, and vanilla extract and whisk together. Place the bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until hardened, but still manageable.
- While the truffle filling is in the freezer, make the chocolate coating by putting the coconut oil in your double boiler (if you don’t have a double boiler, you can place a heat-safe bowl over the top of a saucepan filled about a little less than half way with water. Bring the water to a boil and there you go!). Once the coconut oil melts, remove it from the burner and whisk in the raw cacao powder. Thereafter, whisk in the maple syrup, orange juice, and sea salt. Allow the chocolate to cool a bit before dipping.
- Next, form the orange truffle filling into balls of your size preferred size; I used about a tablespoon for each.
- Arrange them on your parchment paper-lined baking sheet and return to the freezer for another 5 minutes. Don’t worry if your balls aren’t perfect; they will still look and taste amazing!
- Now here comes the fun part … using a fork or two or a similar object dip the truffle balls into the silky chocolate and set it back on the parchment paper. Continue to coat the truffles until all the chocolate is used up, about 2-3 dips per truffle. Make sure you transfer the pan to the freezer for 1-2 minutes between dipping so it fully solidifies.
- Top off each with some orange zest and sink your teeth into pure Dark Chocolate Orange Cream Paleo Truffle delight!
You can also freeze these for up to 1-2 months! Just let them sit on the counter for 10-20 minutes, or until softened before biting in! 🙂
The recipe can be multiplied to your needs!