Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Well, just a quick post again from me today.  I wasn’t planning on posting these today but then I realized they might make a perfect little treat, or even gift so I might as well post them.  I’ve been making them for quite some time now, and I even posted about them before with an apricot version here that I think is still my favorite.  Or at least tied with the cranberry orange ones I made this time.

In any case, these are probably a much healthier treat than most right now, but they really are a treat.  I keep them in the fridge just in case they don’t get eaten right away, but they are best at room temperature as the coconut oil wont be as hard and they’ll be much creamier.  In the picture there are pear, dried plum and cranberry orange(using the zest from one whole orange) but any combination of dried fruits and flavorings that you enjoy will be yummy.

I have two other quick treats  that I’ve made in the last little while that I just thought I’d mention.  Nothing too fancy(I thought I’d make handy printables anyways, just in case anyone wants to print the ideas out), but delicious, and again probably a little healthier than the mountains of cookies and other sweets around.  The amounts for both of these are approximate, you might have enough chocolate for more, or not quite enough.  Or you might want less chocolate per the amount of popcorn, or more, so go ahead and  so use your best judgement.  Also, just a note, I would have enjoyed mine more if I hadn’t crushed my candy canes so finely – bigger pieces are good.

…. Aaaaan just very quickly, some dark chocolate candy cane popcorn 😀

Enjoy, and happy holidays everyone!

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1 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 23, 2011 at

Those cranberry orange ones sound delicious. That’s one of my favorite flavor combinations. I pretty much have fruit and nut “balls” on hand at all times for snacks and these are so simple, I’m going to have to try them out. 🙂
Have a great holiday!
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2 Eat good 4 life December 23, 2011 at

Wow the healthy truffles look really yummy….to make them even more interesting they would probably be great covered with dark chocolate 🙂
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3 Pure2raw Twins December 23, 2011 at

yum yum
love coconut and love truffles. plus can never go wrong with dark chocolate drizzled over anything 🙂
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4 Nora @ natural noshing December 23, 2011 at

I am loving these truffles and the almond clusters!!!! Yum yum!!! It all looks delicious and festive 🙂 Coconut and dried fruit are fabulous together!


5 Heather December 23, 2011 at

YUM- a truffle without the guilt; perfect!
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6 Michaela December 24, 2011 at

I love your ideas!
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
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7 Angie@Angie's Recipesa December 24, 2011 at

Those truffles look amazing! Love the combination of flavours. Irresistible!
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8 yummy supper December 26, 2011 at

Those coconut truffles look like the perfect bite. And I totally appreciate that they are a healthy little pick me up any time of year. Yum!
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9 torviewtoronto December 26, 2011 at

delicious looking dessert
happy holidays to you and family


10 raquel December 27, 2011 at

They are delicious treat you share with us. This is what I love every holiday =)


11 Culinary Collage December 27, 2011 at

I love the almond clusters! They look really pretty.
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12 Sarah B. / Lemon Fire Brigade December 27, 2011 at

Mmmm I want a pink one of those cream truffles! They look amazing! awesome.


13 Kiran @ December 27, 2011 at

Love these raw desserts — everything looks so yum (especially those truffles). Want some 😀
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14 kitchenriffs December 28, 2011 at

Three nice recipes! But I particularly like the Coconut Cream Truffles. I’m a sucker for anything with coconut. Thanks!


15 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 28, 2011 at

All these fabulous treats are making hungry! Love them all.
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16 Allison December 30, 2011 at

I love all of these ideas. I will have to make a few of these for my next party. Love your site, great recipes.
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