Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

Serves 24
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hr


1 cup hazelnuts, skins removed
½ cup coconut cream (*see note)
2 tablespoons coconut nectar or agave nectar
3 teaspoons Natural Calm, Orange Flavor
300 grams dark chocolate (dairy-free), melted


      1. To remove the skins from the hazelnuts, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda and the nuts and boil them for 3 minutes. The water will turn black from the nut skins. Rinse the nuts well under cold running water, using your fingers to remove the skins.
      1. Then add hazelnuts, coconut cream, coconut nectar (or agave nectar) and Natural Calm to the jug of your high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
      1. Using a small silicone ice-cube tray or candy tray, fill the tray up with melted chocolate, about ? way up each cup. Then add ? of the hazelnut mix. Top with another ? of melted chocolate.
      1. You will likely make a mess here. Scrape the tops of the trays to remove excess ingredients.
      1. Transfer tray to the freezer and freeze for one hour, until hardened.
      1. Remove each of the truffles from the freezer and enjoy!


      • Coconut cream: To prepare coconut cream, purchase a full-fat coconut milk (canned) and place in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Open the top of the can and remove the thick cream.
      • We recommend using local, organic and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible.

By Leanne Vogel, Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Expert, Healthful Pursuit