Not Just a Pretty Truffle


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup apricots, roughly chopped
  • dash of salt, to taste
  • ½ cup crunchy almond butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs of roughly chopped cocoa nibs
  • 1 tbs of roughly chopped walnuts
  • 3 tbs of toasted unsweetened coconut flakes

Step 1

In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, cocoa powder, ⅓ cup coconut, ground flaxseed, apricots and salt. 

Step 2

In another small bowl, melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in the microwave in 10-15 seconds, stirring until completely melted and combined. 

Step 3

Stir in vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir well until fully combined.

Step 4

In a small separate shallow bowl, stir together the toasted coconut flakes, cacao nibs and walnuts.

Step 5

Use clean dry hands, roll the oat mixture into small 2 bite balls and then roll them around in the bowl of your 3 tbs of coconut, nibs & walnuts till your chocolate health truffle is completely coated.

Step 6

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Place in the refrigerator to set.

NJAPP Pro Tip: These are great to eat if you are on the run in the am or if you need a quick healthy midday snack to power through the rest of your day. These are a must to have around. Enjoy!

NJAPP Pro Tip: This recipe can also be found on Heather Zwain's-The Bergen County Bible