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Ciao!

Welcome to Salute by K.

I am Kirsten.

Founder of Salute by K and doTERRA Wellness Advocate.

As a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach, I believe our bodies have the ability to heal themselves when provided with the proper tools.

Join me as I empower you to take all aspects of your health back into your hands.

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Are you looking for a delicious treat for the Winter Holiday Season...or maybe Valentine's Day?  Something to enjoy with your family and friends?  Or maybe a hostess gift for that health-conscious friend of yours.  These truffles are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and vegan as well so can be enjoyed by everyone! 

I plan on making these truffles a tradition in my house.  Somewhere between a chocolate bar, fudge and cookie, each bite is filled with antioxidants, minerals, and are only sweetened with fruit.  These truffles are surprisingly simple to make.  Here is a simple, classic "Chocolate-Peppermint" version but you can play with a variety of flavors, such as Chocolate-Orange or maybe even Chocolate-Bourbon.

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Makes about 16 truffles

¼ cup finely chopped cacao butter
6 large Medjool dates, pitted
½ cup cacao powder , plus extra for dusting
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 drops doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil
1/16 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons flaked coconut, optional

In a small saucepan over very low heat, warm the cacao butter until just melted. Transfer the liquid butter to a food processor, and add all the remaining ingredients except the coconut. Blend until creamy, and stop as soon as a large, smooth ball forms inside of the processor. Transfer the chocolate “dough” to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to partially solidify.

Once chilled and pliable, remove the truffle mixture from the refrigerator. Place the coconut in a small bowl. About a tablespoon at a time, for the dough into a smooth ball with your hands.

Dust in extra cacao powder or dip the truffle in the coconut, and place onto a serving plate. Repeat with remaining dough to form about 16 truffles. Truffles are best served at room temperature, but may also be refrigerated for a firmer texture.

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