St. Patrick’s Day Special: Paleo Chocolate Truffles


st patrick's day chocolate truffles

I’ll use any excuses to eat chocolate and since St. Patrick’s Day is near I thought I should make a chocolatey dessert for the holiday. Everyone knows that St. Patrick loved his dark chocolate truffles. Duh!

I found some heart shape silicone molds at Target on clearance after Valentine’s Day and needed an excuse to use them, hence chocolate clovers.


  • 5 oz. Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1.5 Tbs. Unsalted Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk


  1. In a double boiler melt the butter and chocolate chips.
  2. Remove from heat once the chocolate is melted
  3. In a saucepan bring coconut milk to a simmer
  4. Slow fold the coconut milk into the chocolate mixture
  5. Spoon chocolate mix into heart shaped molds
  6. Place molds in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour
  7. Arrange 3 or 4 hearts to form a clover (Use a little chocolate syrup and a toothpick to draw a stem)

Really this chocolate truffle recipe can be use for any occasion, instead of pouring the chocolate into molds pour the entire mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour. After the chocolate is firm use a spoon (or melon-baller) to form small balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerator for 10 more minutes until firm.

You can top your truffles with crushed nuts (pistachios would be a fun greenish topping for St. Patrick’s Day), cocoa powder, coconut, etc…

The heart molds make it a little less messy and a little more cute.


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