Hey Everyone! Before posting today’s dessert recipe, let’s just get one thing straight — DESSERT is DESSERT! No matter how you healthy it up, at the end of the day there is some form of sugar involved and a feeling of indulgence. Now, that’s not a bad thing, but remember just because it’s a paleo friendly dessert, doesn’t mean you should eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — it’s still just a special treat.

That being said, I want to introduce you to me and my family’s FAVORITE dessert:

Paleo Choco-Nut Truffles


  • 1 package of Non-Sulphured Prunes from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 cup walnut baking pieces
  • Dark Chocolate — if you find some that isn’t held together with Soy Lecithin, even better!!
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Coconut Shreds (optional for garnish)

  1. Soak prunes in hot water for a few hours. You want them to be plump and juicy NOT dry!
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Using  a double boiler, or by making your own (fill a sauce pan with water and place a bowl over it so that the bottom of the bowl is in the water), melt 1 bar of chocolate or 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  4. Place walnuts in the food processor, and pulse until you get a nice fine crumbly consistency. Don’t process for too long though!
  5. Pour food processed walnuts into a medium sized bowl
  6. Once prunes have been soaked, drain the water (or drink it!), and place prunes in the food processor
  7. Pour food processed prunes into bowl with walnuts
  8. Add salt and vanilla to the bowl & mix
8. Mix the melted chocolate from the double boiler into the bowl
9. Using the double boiler again, go ahead and melt the rest of your chocolate. It can be anywhere from 2-3 bars to 3/4 of a bag of chips, you just need enough to coat all the truffles you’re about to roll!!
10. Roll the batter into 1 inch balls
11. Immerse each ball fully in the melted chocolate and place on parchment papered cookie sheet
12. (Optional) Sprinkle the chocolaty lovelies with unsweetened shredded coconut
This is what they look like without the coconut shreds…still SUPER YUMMY!!
13. Place in the fridge for a few hours until the chocolate hardens and you get a nice candy shell.
14. Serve and enjoy!!
I truly believe that we can make Paleo-friendly desserts that allow you to enjoy and indulge without taxing your system unnecessarily — these bad boys are not only dang delicious, they also contain such healthy ingredients: Prunes, Walnuts, and Dark Chocolate. ~
Definitely a great and ridiculously tasty option for your next treat occasion!!