The Traveling Sisterhood: New Year, New Desserts #Giveaway: An Artisana Organics Coconut Truffles Recipe

Wednesday, February 3

New Year, New Desserts #Giveaway: An Artisana Organics Coconut Truffles Recipe


I am a huge fan of dark chocolate!  At Artisana Organics, they’re passionate about chocolate, too. They take the finest cacao in the world all the way from tree to bar.  Lightly sweetened and handcrafted into bars by master chocolatiers, their cacao's aromas, flavor and fragrance are fully expressed with finesse.  Their chocolate bars come in 65, 75, and 85% cacao. The 65% is my favorite to snack on, while the 75 and 85 are ideal for melting and covering your favorite fruits or truffle concoctions.


My Coconut Truffles Recipe could not be more simple!  
You need only 3 ingredients: Artisana Organics Coconut Butter, sliced almonds, and Dark Chocolate (either bar or chips for melting)
Step 1: Stir the Raw Coconut Butter--it can become separated. If you need to, warm it in the microwave per instructions on the jar.
Step 2: Scoop out tablespoons of Coconut Butter.  Mold into balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet or plate.  Freeze for 10 minutes.
Step 3: Break apart chocolate bar or pour 1/2 a cup of dark chocolate chips into a small bowl.  I've found my small, glass candy bowls work best for this. Microwave for 40 seconds.  Stir well.  As you stir, the chocolate will melt more as the heat is distributed.  If you need to, microwave a bit longer at 10 second intervals.  Burnt chocolate is no bueno. ;)
Step 4: Using a spoon, dip the Coconut Butter balls into the bowl of chocolate.  Completely cover and then place back on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Harden either in the fridge or on the counter.  Enjoy!

P.S. Next time you don't happen to have chocolate handy, a lot of people (myself included) like to just dig into the jar of Artisana Coconut Butter with a spoon. I can't speak for any other brand, but theirs is that yummy!

Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits and so does coconut.  Here are some of my favorites of each:

Dark Chocolate
Powerful source of antioxidants
Improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure
Raises good cholesterol and lowers the bad
May lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
Improves brain function

Coconut Butter
Stimulates metabolism resulting in weight loss
Kills yeast infections
Packed with lauric acid which kills viruses and boosts immunity
Highly moisturizing and promotes skin elasticity

Giveaway
Two of my winners will receive a jar of Artisana's Coconut Butter and Chocolate Bar to try out the truffles recipe!  Enter below by Feb. 10th at 11 pm anyone's time.

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Special thanks to the wonderful people at Artisana Organics for this review and giveaway opportunity. All opinions are honest and my own. 

72 comments:

  1. I love how rich these chocolates look. Brittney House

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  2. Coconut and chocolate are two of my favorite flavors. (Cynthia Conley)

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  3. I have never tried this. Thanks for the chance. Deana

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  4. These look so delicious.

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  5. Great easy recipe, I love coconut butter it's such a wonderful product.

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  6. These looks so yummy!

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  7. I love that Dark Chocolate Raises good cholesterol and lowers the bad

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  8. This would be wonderful to win. Thank you!

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  9. I don't know why it never occurred to me to use coconut oil instead of shortening for my truffles and dipping things! What a great idea!

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  10. Dark chocolate and coconut are really delicious to me. I would love to try these chocolates.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  11. I did share on twitter: https://twitter.com/macdrap50/status/695030880117604353
    and also Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/6966574402235454/
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  12. I would love to try these!!

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  13. This would be nice to have!

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  14. This would be nice to have!

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  15. We use coconut butter, would love to win.

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  16. These seems so so great, I have not tried them yet but would love to.

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  17. I am a newsletter subscriber from
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  18. I have never used coconut butter before, but it sounds amazing! I really want to try it now!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  19. I love Coconut Butter, it adds such a wonderful flavor.

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  20. I love dark chocolate, and these truffles sound delicious!

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  21. I knew coconut oil had lots of benefits, but I didn't know that coconut butter is packed with lauric acid which kills viruses and boosts immunity!

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  22. tweet! https://twitter.com/patchouligirl91/status/695346440369885184

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    I love organic coconut oil - would love to try the coconut butter!


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  24. Yum! These look divine.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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    1. Congrats! You're the winner. E-mailing you now. :)

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  25. I commented on a post:
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  26. These sound yummy, I would love to try these. Thank You

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  27. Oh my goodness! These look amazing. Thanks.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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  28. I haven't tried Artisana before...but I would LOVE to!

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  29. I do I follow Artisana Organics on FB as Maryann Drapkin
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  30. Who doesn't love chocolate?! :P

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  31. This would be so great! My body and skin could use some pampering!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  32. I follow Artisana on Twitter @coriwestphal (twitter.com/coriwestphal)

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  33. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/695792019675942912

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  34. I'm always looking for healthier chocolate choices for me and my family. Thank you for the recipe and the giveaway.

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  35. Thank you! This looks great!

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  36. Coconut butter.... that just sounds so devine, does it not? Sounds like I have to eat it in the tub with a glass of wine! Thanks so much for the giveawway!

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  37. I do follow Artisana on YouTube as Maryann D. (macdrap50 at gmail dot com)
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  38. Sunnie10:59 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway, I love a good chocolate!
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  39. I do follow Artisana Organics on Twitter as @macdrap50
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  40. I would love to try coconut butter. It sounds like a great alternative.

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  41. I would love to try this out!

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  42. This sounds like a great recipe. Yum! I love "Easy Oreo Truffles." Only three ingredients - Oreos, cream cheese and chocolate. Yum! http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-oreo-truffles-95085.aspx Thank you.

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  43. they both sound great!

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  44. The wrappers look so stylish, almost a shame to disturb them to get to the contents!

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  45. love this brand eclairre at ymail dot com

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  46. I love the health benefits

    JOE GERSCH

    joebissy@mail.com

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  47. I'm a chocoholic! I have a small piece at least every day, these look like they'll be rich and sinfully delicious!

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  48. I use coconut butter as a low carb cooking ingredient!

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  49. These bars look absolutely heavenly! Thanks so much for the opportunity to try these out!
    zanes_mommy08(at)live(dot)com

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  50. the recipe looks yummy. Can't wait to try it. There are so many uses for coconut butter. I even use it on my hair!

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  51. Sounds delicious!

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  52. Would love to try it

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  53. I use coconut oil all the time but I have never tried coconut butter. I would love to. These truffles look amazing. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. Lisylis3 follows you on twitter.

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  55. I love trying new food products like this – the chocolate looks and sounds divine!

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  56. I've never tried coconut butter. Sounds great though and great for me too!

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  57. I follow Artisana on You Tube as Yona Williams.
    Shared post on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183681101020/
    I commented on the following three posts: The New Free Fiction Paperbacks of 2016! and Chewy.com and My Top Beauty Care Picks.

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  58. I would love to try this!

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  59. Laura Welsh6:40 PM

    Yummy!

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  60. this sounds like a great product, and I would love to try it

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  61. I like dark chocolate in moderation. Mixed with the coconut butter it would be wonderful.

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  62. This sounds really good!

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  63. I've never heard of artisana, thanks for the chance to try the product!

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  64. I would love to try this! Thanks for the chance! I love chocolate & coconut butter! Yummy!

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  65. Um.....yes please! I'd love some chocolates! I have not seen this brand locally. I will have to search for them :)

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  66. Congrats to Marija, the winner of this giveaway!

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