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Sunny Cocoa Truffles for The Body Ecology Diet

These heavenly bonbons are free of most common allergens and acceptable for stage 2 of The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). If you have food sensitivities, you know how hard it can be to find a treat that tastes good with ingredients that are “allowed”. This is especially true if you’re traveling or away from the comforts of your kitchen.

I always keep a few different kinds of treats ready-made in the freezer that I can pull out and eat when a sweet craving hits. I also like to pack them in my purse or the kids’ lunchbox. During the holidays, I’ll package a few up with other kinds of bonbons (party store sells paper boxes for just this) or wrap a trio in parchment paper as stocking stuffers.

This recipe is gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free.

Sunny Cocoa Truffles

Ingredients

2 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (soaked and dehydrated)

1 1/2 cup shredded coconut (culture for stage 1)

1/3 – 1/2 cup glycerin (or raw honey if allowed) 

1/4 cup flax seeds, fresh ground

1/4 cup raw cocoa powder 

2 Tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil, melted (or ghee if tolerated)

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (alcohol/sugar free)

1/2 tsp sea salt

Toppings: cocoa powder, lightly roasted shredded coconut, ground flax seeds, or ground sunflower seeds

Method

  1. Grind sunflower seeds, glycerin, coconut oil, and vanilla in a  Vita-Mix or blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place in a bowl with all other ingredients – mixing well.
  4. Moisten hands and roll out tablespoon portions.
  5. Roll each truffle in topping of your choice and place on a tray.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until hard.
  7. Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer.

Tips & Tricks

  • Gently melt the coconut oil until slightly liquid to not harm its beneficial fatty acids.
  • Stores well for up to 1 month, longer if kept in the freezer.
  • Instead of rolling in a topping, dip balls into melted dark chocolate. Cool on wax paper.

Note: This is a transitional or occasional treat for those healing a bacterial or yeast infection. It’s best to culture and dehydrate the coconut to make this a more acceptable recipe for Stage 2 of B.E.D. This takes a bit of time, but you can make a bunch at once and freeze.

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