No, summer, please don’t go yet! I just boarded an airplane from Australia realizing that although summer in Australia had just started it had come to an end here in Germany. But I hope it is still ok to share a summery healthy treat with you!? So when I opened the door to my apartment I found a parcel that had arrived for me while I was away. Although she won’t admit it but I am sure my wonderful friend Mr Longear is behind that wonderful surprise by teaming up with the Tropicai people. Tropicai is famous for producing amazing organic coconut products. I am especially in love with 2 products which I can highly recommend to you guys: the coconut vinaigrette and the creamed coconut. The latter was the inspiration behind these beautiful white chocolate truffles.
You know, I am not good with following strict plans. Chaos is what I love and practice. But anyhow – the initial plan was to make Raw-chers. I mean, I don’t know anybody who does not love the Rocher but I am not particularly fond of the palm oil and dairy crap in the original product. So a vegan, gluten-free version would be a good idea, I thought. And the moment I was holding Tropicai creamed coconut in my hands my plan fell apart and I knew the Raw-chers would be a coconuty, tropical white version with a hint of mango. Something that would make my summer last a little longer! Yes!
The ingredients are super straight forward and you will have the truffles ready in 15min. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, Paleo and soy-free.
Tropical White Choc Raw-cher (makes 10 depending on size)
- 1 cup soft/slightly melted creamed coconut (Tropicai)
- ¼ tsp ground vanilla
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tbsp coconut flour
- ½ cup finely chopped almonds
- Handful almonds
- decorate with: freeze dried mango, choppped almonds and coconut flakes
Mix the first 3 ingredients, then add in the coconut flour. Coconut flour soaks up liquid like no one’s business so the dough gets quits sticky but still soft. Transfer the dough into the fridge for 5 minutes so it can firm up a bit. Now form balls with your hands or a melon baller if handy. Pop an alomd in the middle if you feel like! Decorate with coconut flakes or dried mango pieces.
If you are recreating my dishes I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment or tag me on Instagram or Facebook @nic_whensweetbecomeshealthy so I don’t miss it ♥