I love coconut. I feel like it has such a tropical flavor that always makes me feel like I am on vacation.
With that said, I love treating myself to foods that make me feel like I am on vacation!
You'll need a few simple ingredients. One of them being coconut butter. Now this isn't the same thing as coconut oil, and it won't work as a substitute. Coconut butter is made from the actual coconut meat. You can make it yourself by blending shredded coconut for like 15 minutes until it becomes a butter consistancy. I tried it once, it didnt work. Or maybe I didn't have enough patience for it...
Coconut butter is ingredient that can be a tiny bit pricy if you get it at Whole Foods but I found mine on Amazon for about $12 a jar. It'll last you a few years honestly. Other uses for coconut butter include putting a spoon in your coffee, tea, matcha or lattes. It makes for the creamiest drink.
So trust me, you'll use it a ton. And if you don't want to add it into your coffee then just make this coconut truffle recipe 100x!
Check out this story compilation of me making these coconut truffles on my Instagram below!
Ok, now for the recipe!
NO-BAKE COCONUT PROTEIN TRUFFLES
Refined Sugar Free
Makes: 22 truffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut + 2 tablespoons for rolling
1/2 cup coconut butter, melted & cooled
1 scoop vanilla protein (optional) - I used Nuzest Clean Lean Vanilla Protein. It's a vegan protein powder made from peas. Use the code recipes4health for a discount if you want to give it a try!
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted & cooled
1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional for added sweetness)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Add all of the ingredients into a bowl, stir with a spatula to combine.
Refrigerate for 5 minutes to set.
Roll into 1 tablespoon size balls with your hands, then roll in shredded coconut. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge!