Chocolate Mint Truffles for Home for the Holidays. . . Gluten-Free Style!

[You wanna piece of me?  Recipe at end of post.]

I’m delighted to be taking part in the Home for the Holidays event, organized by Shirley over at Gluten Free Easily.  The event spans almost a month, with a new blogger each day (25 in all!) presenting to you the recipe that spells “home” to her or him: the one that sparks memories of family gatherings when you were a child, warms your insides, makes you smile and evokes love and community. The one you immediately think of when you think, “holidays“!  And we hope you’ll join in on your own blog by posting the badge, below, and linking up to the event as well!

So what does this mean?  Well, there are twenty five amazing recipes–AND twenty five amazing giveaways!  Just as there will be a new recipe posted every day (mine’s at the end of the post), there will also be a new set of prizes each day (each blogger will be giving away 3 prizes, with some repeated, so if you don’t win a favorite book on one day, you can try again later!).  In addition to the individual bloggers’ giveaways, Shirley is coordinating three incredible Grand Prizes–and you’re automatically entered for each of the grand prizes every time you enter any of the individual giveaways throughout the month (such as the one you’ll find below!). D

Here’s the jaw-dropping lineup:

3rd prize: Caveman Cookies  ($89.00 value!)

2nd prize: Shopping Spree at Free From Gluten ($150 value)

GRAND PRIZE: Top of the Line VitaMix blender! (and you all KNOW how much I love my VitaMix!!) :D

To enter to win these three prizes–or any of the others—leave a comment on any, or all, of the blogs presenting in the event. Every entry also counts toward the three grand prizes. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win! The three prizes above will be announced on Gluten Free Easily on Christmas.

Today, I’m giving away these two prizes: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

TWO Copies of Living Without Magazine!  This is a fantastic resource for anyone who has food intolerances, sensitivities or allergies.  You’ll find great information and recipes for people who live without eating gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, etc!

And 

ONE copy of Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It by Jeff O’Connell. As you know, this is a topic close to my heart.  O’Connell talks about how we’ve become sugar addicts in our society, the causes, the effects, and what we can do about it. 

TO ENTER TO WIN ONE OF THESE GREAT PRIZES THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! (all entries are also eligible for the three grand prizes): simply leave a comment on this post. 

You can gain extra entries by doing one or more of the following.  FOR EACH EXTRA ENTRY, PLEASE COME BACK AND LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME THAT YOU’VE DONE SO.

The giveaway will run until MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13.  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! Shirley will announce the winners on her blog at the end of the week, and I’ll also announce them here thereafter.

To see Kelly’s amazing Peanut Butter Pie with Double Chocolate Crust from yesterday, click here.  And check in tomorrow for a treat from Iris at The Daily Dietribe.

For a complete list of all the prizes and their sponsors, see the end of this post (just after the recipe).

[Chocolate + peppermint + truffles = My kinda holiday food!]

When I thought about what foods evoke “holidays” for me, there was only one answer: chocolate.  As an avowed chocaholic (okay, serious, recidivist, chocolate addict), pretty much any special occasion has to include the beloved blissful brown bite, but wintertime holidays in particular bring this confection to mind.

When I was a singleton living on my own, I rented the basement apartment of a fabulous Victorian home that had been converted into four flats.  The woman on the top floor was a jetsetting, run- (and flirt)-with-the-wolves kind of gal, with a fashion sense that combined pixie-cute appeal with a definite siren-sexiness factor. (In the end, she nabbed the son of Canada’s richest billionaire as her husband.  The marriage has since dissolved, but I have no doubt that the bank account is as healthy as ever).

One  year, Ms. Jetsetter invited me to a Christmas party in her flat.  Emerging from the bowels of the building, my eyes still squinting from the light, I was entirely entranced by the fantasty winter-wonderland theme of her party and the dreamy quality of the decorations in her apartment. It was as if she had smeared the camera lens with Vaseline and strung gauze all over the place, with everything slightly blurred, the edges softened, silver and white undertones to the light and shadows throughout the place. The antique tree decorations were illuminated in glimmering beams, reflecting off the glowing embers in the fireplace. Tabletops were crowded with plates of food and drink and small, flickering candles emitting a soft and sensuous glow.  And there, in the bathroom (yes! the bathroom!) was a lovely bowl of individually wrapped chocolate truffles on the counter, so guests could sneak a little treat with them after checking their reflections, fixing their lipliner, or straightening a tie.

I was in love with the idea of offering truffles in virtually every room of the party, and since then, have blatantly copied the concept any time I throw a holiday bash.  But the truffles themselves were easier to attain, since they came from Canada’s own President’s Choice line.  Anyone who lives in Ontario (or has access to the brand) will likely be familiar with these rich little squares, covered in milk chocolate and concealing a mint-chocolate ganache filling. 

Now that I can consume neither chocolate nor sugar, I just had to create an ACD friendly version of my own.  I think you’ll find these incredibly reminiscent of milk chocolate, and just as irresistible.  The insides are a blended-till-silky-smooth mix of coconut, cashews and chocolate (somebody save me), all covered in a thick and intense dark chocolate cloak. The contrast in flavors and textures is enough to make even the richest billionaire swoon.

The next time you throw a holiday party, you can proudly lay these treats out for your guests–in whichever room you choose.

 

[Didn't I tell you they look like milk chocolate?  Rich, minty, smooth. . . heaven.]

Here’s the full lineup of participating sponsors and prizes for Home for the Holidays:

PRINT BOOKS (Cookbooks and Resource Books, or Combos):

–More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and Totally Together Journal combos–by Stephanie O’Dea, three combos (3)
–Simply … Gluten-Free Desserts by Carol Kicinski, 2 signed copies (2)  each with a package of Carol’s Gluten-Free Flour mix
–Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking by Pete and Kelli Bronski, one signed copy (1)
–Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes by Pete and Kelly Bronski, one signed copy (1)
–Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies by Jean Layton and Linda Larsen, one copy (1) (release date Dec. 6)
–Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn — 2 copies (2)
–Gluten-Free in 5 Minutes by Robin Ryberg — 2 copies (2)
–Gluten-Free Makeovers by Beth Hillson – 2 copies (2)
–The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, six signed copies (6)
–The Gluten-Free Cupcakes Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, six signed copies (6)
–The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen by Laura B. Russell, two copies (2)
–The Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Kitchen by Denise Jardine, ONE EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE COPY (1)
–The Pure Kitchen by Hallie Klecker, two copies (2)
–Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone, three copies (3)
–Free for All Cooking by Jules Shepard, one signed copy (1)
–The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Jules Shepard, one signed copy
–Healthier Without Wheat by Dr. Stephen Wangen, three signed copies (3)
–Sugar Nation by Jeffrey O’Connell, four copies (4)
–Wheat Belly by William Davis, three copies (3)
–Dangerous Grains by Ron Hoggan and Dr. James Braly, two copies (2)
–The Food Allergy Kitchen by Amra Ibrismovic and Carmel Nelson, one copy (1)
–The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen* by Lévana Kirschenbaum and Lisa R.Young
–The Spunky Coconut Cookbook 2nd edition, by Kelly Brozyna, one signed copy (1)
–Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts by Kelly Brozyna, one signed copy (1)
–Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield, three copies (3)
–Go Dairy Free* by Alisa Fleming, two signed copies (2)
–Modern Spice by Monica Bhide, one copy (1) (in combo package with Monica’s app, iSPICE)
–Perfect One-Dish Dinners* by Pam Anderson, one signed copy (1)
–The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Ali Segersten and Tom Malterre, two signed copies (2)
–The Steamy Kitchen* by Jaden Hair, one copy (1)

100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster, one copy (1)

E-BOOKS (Cookbooks and Resource Books) 

–Gluten-Free Goddess E-Book: Best Loved Recipes by Karina Allrich (1)
–The Gluten-Free Diner Cookbook by Diane Eblin, one copy with tote bag (1)
–7 Quick Start Tips for Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Fit Life, by Erin Elberson, five copies (5)
–Sweet Freedom*, by Ricki Heller, one copy (1)
–Combo Set of following: Good Morning Breakfasts, Desserts Without Compromise, and Anti-Candida Feast Book by Ricki Heller, one copy (1) of set 

MAGAZINES–Easy Eats, three subscriptions–electronic (3)
–Delight, two subscriptions–print (2)
–Living Without, two subscriptions–print (2)  

APPS

–Cook IT Allergy Free by Kim Wilson-Maes, three apps (3)
–iSPICE by Monica Bhide, one app (in combo package with her cookbook, Modern Spice; already mentioned above) (1)  

OTHER

–GlutenTox Testing Kit, two packages (two tests in each kits) (2)
Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Certified Organic, one quart (1)

Five pound bag of Honeyville organic almond flour (1)

*Indicates prize is not exclusively gluten free, but offers much that is gluten free or easily adapted 

GRAND PRIZE–A top-of–the-line Vitamix—woohoooo! Specifically, Vitamix is offering its Super Healthy Lifestyle package, which includes a 5200 machine and a 32 oz. dry grains container for grinding your own, gluten-free flours. Note that on Cyber Monday (11/28), Vitamix will be offering this package at $499 as part of its holiday special; that’s $50 off the normal price. The winner will also receive a copy of the e-book, Eat Fresh and D-Tox Your Life. This e-book is the perfect companion for this amazing Vitamix; read more here

SECOND PRIZE—A $150 shopping spree at Free From Gluten (freefromgluten.com). Free From Gluten is the largest gluten-free store offering everything from basic products like gluten-free flours and xanthan gum to those treats like Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chocolate chips and special products like baguettes and ice cream cones.

THIRD PRIZECaveman Cookies giveaway package ($89 value).  One large bag of each of the current three flavors , Original, Tropical, and Alpine ($28.95 value) plus one large bag of the soon-to-be released new flavor, Rainforest ($9.95 value; will be shipped as soon as available; anticipated end of Dec); 1 large variety pack ($32.50 value), and 1 t-shirt ($17.50 value; your size, your color). 

Last Year at this Time: Rich and Creamy Chai Carob Latte (gluten free; ACD   Stage 2 and beyond)

Two Years Ago: Stevia-Sweetened, Gluten-Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins (ACD Stage 2 and beyond)

Three Years Ago: Blended Hot Cereal (gluten free option; ACD maintenance)

Four Years Ago: Dog Day: Bonehenge

© Ricki Heller, Diet, Dessert and Dogs

NOTE: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT.  :)

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  1. I loved reading your story! I think it is a fun idea to have these in every room of the house during a party, including the bathroom. :) Just a quick question though, were you able to find most of the ingredients in your local store or did you have to purchase them online? I will start with my local store in the states and then look to the web if I cannot find all of them.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

  2. P.S. I am now following you on Facebook.

  3. These are just beautiful truffles. My mouth is watering.

  4. These chocolates are gorgeous and look so delicious! I have always wanted to try making chocolate, and I think that I will give it a first try with your recipe! Thanks for sharing and cant wait to try it!

  5. Wow!! These look amazing! Can’t wait to make these. We will put these on the plate my two kiddos decorated for their daddy for his Christmas gift.

    Thanks!!

  6. Ricki, these look so beautiful! They would make amazing Christmas gifts :-)

    Courtney

  7. Yum yum yum! Thanks for participating! I’m loving all these recipe ideas. Now to narrow them down….hmm….

  8. Thanks for the gorgeous recipe, Ricki! My favorite chocolate is 85% dark. If I could fill dark chocolate with marzipan that would really do the trick. Happy Holidays!

  9. Beautiful truffles!

  10. Trifles are my favorite

  11. OH MY! Delicious and…good for me??? dream come true indeed!

  12. I really would like to get started on this diet, as I scored very high on the test you posted in an earlier post. I am just scared and unsure if I can do it. I will continue to read from the beginning of your journey.
    Thanks so much.

  13. LoVe the story Ricki! Definitely going to make these over the holidays with my kids!!

  14. I now like you on Facebook

  15. those look amazing. yes, I want a piece!

  16. oh, and of course I subscribe and follow on twitter.

  17. I follow you on Twitter

  18. I now follow you on Pinterest

  19. I love that story and the Christmas party sounded perfect for an old Victorian building. Truffles and mint, chocolate and mint in my mind is the perfect holiday flavor combo as well. So many good things to choose from this year. Wowsers.

  20. Thank you for sharing this recipe in two versions!

  21. What a cute story! I love the idea as well.

  22. YUM-O! I might be spending more time in the kitchen over the holidays this year!

  23. Shared on FB!

  24. (also shared on Twitter)

  25. Please sign me up – I’m dying to read Sugar Nation…also, what an incredible recipe, looks so yummy!

  26. I am subscribed to your blog :) and really appreciate all your time and effort that goes into it!

  27. I love Living Without magazine. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  28. I’m so excited! This “Home For The Holidays” series has really brightened my holiday season this year. It’s a little tough fighting chronic illness and maintaining an alternative lifestyle (and diet!) during the holidays, while the rest of the country is attending parties and indulging in decadent conventional treats. But its blogs like yours that make it a little easier for folks like me, and help renew a sense of holiday spirit. Happy Holidays Rikki!

    • I’m SO glad to hear that, Candice! Your comment just made my day. Thanks so much. And hope you have a wonderful holiday, however you spend it (and whatever you eat!) :D xo

  29. Following DDD on Twitter @teslaca.

  30. Later this morning, I’m going to post about the “Home For The Holidays” series on my blog’s facebook page (Infectiously Optimistic), and I’ll link this awesome post!

  31. And, I am a long time follower of your blog. :)

  32. Wow I can’t wait to try these with the coconut butter filling. Coconut butter is my new favorite food!

  33. This looks awesome!!!

  34. ..Also a long time facebook follower…

  35. i love mint truffles…i have a recent recipe on my blog too….great minds think alike!

  36. And a twitter follower! @MsChronicBadass :)

  37. These look scrumptious!

  38. I love that these can be eaten by people with a wide range of diets – and I love these prizes for the giveaway! ^^

  39. following you on fb!

  40. Ooh, chocolates everywhere, my kind of party!

  41. I liked you on facebook!

  42. Just subscribed to your blog – can’t believe I didn’t notice that before, I bookmarked you and check in now and then, happy I won’t miss anything from now on!

  43. Okay, tweeted about your giveaway and amazing chocolates too! A lazy Sunday morning, two furry friends – my rescue kitties, green tea, homemade muffins, cozy fire and time well wasted on the internet :) What could be better? Well, I need to get my tush out the door for some exercise!

  44. These look amazing. I love your recipes and can’t wait to make these!

  45. yum. i love all things peppermint and chocolate! and of course gluten free :)

  46. These look so good!

  47. I want to get started with this kind of eating but to start off will be a little spendy as there’s no place around here that has these kinds of supplies.

  48. These truffles look so good! Perfect for sharing as gifts too.

  49. I just liked you on FB!

  50. YUM! Can’t wait to try these!

  51. Can’t wait to try these!

  52. Those look great! I made homemade chocolates for my family last year. Labor of love. (Heavy on the labor).

  53. I am so glad you are sharing your story and recipes. As someone who recently found she can no longer have wheat or dairy products I was in despair over the costliness of such products in the store. I’m so happy to find the recipes you and the others have been sharing!

  54. What an exciting recipe! Being a chocolate lover who also prefers to stay away from sugars, I cannot wait to give this a try! Thank you.

  55. Dana Coughlin says:

    These sound wonderful, adding it to my list of things to make for gifts.

  56. Dana Coughlin says:

    Shared it on FB

  57. Oooo…that recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  58. Dana Coughlin says:

    Following and posted on twitter

  59. Dana Coughlin says:

    following on Facebook

  60. The truffles look great!

  61. And I’ve been a long-time subscriber =)

  62. Incredible. If I weren’t out of coconut butter and coconut at the moment, I’d whip up a batch. Also, the Sugar Nation book looks interesting. Adding it to my reading list.

  63. Wow! Such decadent treats for the holidays, Ricki. They look delicious!

  64. For your giveaway, I already subscribe to DDD. :)

  65. These look fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Thank you for this recipe! I can’t wait to try it:)

  67. P.S. I also subscribed to your RSS feed!

  68. These look delicious! My neice loves mint and choc. Definitly making these for sleepover nites:)

  69. I follow you on fb. Have for a while and just want you to know I love it!

  70. Being Dairy and Gluten Free, I MISS peppermint patties, and here, you have made something like that, HUGS! I also would LOVE to win several of those books and the coveted vitamix!

  71. Pure genius!! We’re already friends on Facebook.

  72. These look so great! It’s hard to find truffles that are GF and DF.

  73. I am looking forward to following you since I am struggling to fight the candida monster. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  74. Thanks for your great recipes; can’t wait to try them. thanks!

  75. Ronnda Stapleton says:

    Oh these sound and look delicious! I am heading out to the store to get the necessary ingredients to make these for my school’s staff Christmas party. Thank you for sharing!

  76. Ronnda Stapleton says:

    Just “liked” you on fb! :P

  77. The pics of these truffles are mouthwatering!

  78. I follow DDD on facebook.

  79. mmm those look yummy! Full up for this season, but bookmarking them with ‘Christmas’ for next year :D

  80. I love anything with mint flavor! Looks yummy!

  81. The truffles look awesome!! Love the combination of chocolate and mint.

  82. WOW! I am blown away by each day’s amazing and wonderful and delightful recipe and the people who are creating them for all of us to enjoy! I no longer feel deprived for the holidays. I have a collection of recipes that will WOW anyone when I share gf baked goodies with others (and people’s reactions are so positive ~ gf or not).

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas story and this yummy recipe!

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  86. Christine B says:

    These look delicious!

  87. Christine B says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  88. Christine B says:

    I subscribed to this blog via email.

  89. These will surely brighten up my Christmas Eve!

  90. I subscribe via email.

  91. I cant wait to try these, they look so good!!

  92. These look amazing! Thanks for the recipes and the giveaway!

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  100. Rachel Blom says:

    Love truffles!

  101. Rachel Blom says:

    I follow DDD on FB

  102. Heather Brandt says:

    I’d love to win the giveaway for such wonderful goodies :)

  103. Heather Brandt says:

    I follow DDD on fb :)

  104. Those look delicious!

  105. Looks so good!!! Thanks for the giveaway =)

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  109. These look heavenly!!!

  110. I like DDD on FB!

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  113. I shared this giveaway on FB!

  114. Rachel Williams says:

    Recipe looks great and so do the giveaways!

  115. I tweeted this giveaway!

  116. Rachel Williams says:

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  117. I 1+ this giveaway on Google+

  118. Awesome prizes! Awesome site! Hope I win!

  119. I “liked” on facebook!

  120. I am subscribed by email!

  121. This recipe looks yummy!!!

  122. these look yummy!

  123. This giveaway is awesome! And i love your recipes!

  124. I liked your page on facebook!

  125. I subscribed to your pinterest! You have some great pins!

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  128. Sounds delicious!

  129. amazing… afraid I’d eat the whole batch in a day :(

  130. Those look fantastic!! Thank you for the recipe.

  131. Tweeted.

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  133. Following on Twitter

  134. Dawn-Marie Valdron says:

    I’d like to try this with dark chocolate!

  135. And following on Pinterest. :)

  136. Wow, these look great!!!

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  143. Noelle Kirk says:

    These truffles look amazing and will be on my Christmas “to do” list! Thank you.

  144. What a fun story to read at the beginning of your post. The truffles look divine.

  145. I like you on FB.

  146. Following you on FB, shared on FB page. I am definitely making this, and look forward to going through all your posts.

  147. I receive blog emails from DDD. Thanks!

  148. These look delicious!!!:-)

  149. Sharon Snell says:

    Yummy for the tummy! :D

  150. The book Sugar Nation looks really interesting, glad to hear about it!

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  152. Sharon Snell says:

    I just shared it on Facebook!

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  155. Oh. My. Goodness! Can’t wait to give this a try….chocolate…p.s. I love how the holiday giveaway has led my to new sites… like yours!

  156. Amazing, Ricki! I always break out the pure peppermint extract at this time of year, and I love this recipe! :)

  157. Your truffles look AMAZING! Not sure if I will have the time to make them this year, but I am pinning it for future use!

  158. These truffles look so amazing! Will have to try these sometime this holiday…maybe even for some homemade holiday gifts.

  159. Thanks for the give-away and the recipe. This looks wonderful!

  160. Just subscribed to receive email

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  169. Thanks for the recipes and the giveaway!

  170. I’m following you on Twitter :-)

  171. Shared the post on FB

  172. Wow! These look fabulous!

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  175. These look amazing!! :) Thank you for the opportunity!! :)

  176. Repinned it!! :)

  177. Facebooked it!! :)

  178. I love truffles, these look so good!

  179. I follow DDD on FB

  180. I follow subscribe to DDD

  181. I follow DDD on Pinterest

  182. I would love to win this giveaway. Any chance you could give away some chocolates too? :)

  183. I tweeted a link to this giveaway!

  184. Followed DDD on facebook.

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  187. Thanks for the giveaway!

  188. I follow DDD on Facebook!

  189. Shared a link to this giveaway on my facebook.

  190. Oooh, I’m going to have to add “Sugar Nation” to my must-read list!

  191. Merry Christmas!

  192. Holy yum!!!! I gotta make this asap!

  193. Wow! I just found your wonderful website. I can’t wait to try this recipe. THANKS :)

  194. Follow DDD on Facebook

  195. These look yummy! The more I hear about the effects of sugar the more I think I need to read Sugar Nation and make some changes in my own diet.

  196. I subscribed to your blog via feedburner!

  197. Kimberly B. says:

    Would love to try the truffles.

  198. Wow! These sound terribly delicious. YUM!

  199. Looks like a much better way to satisfy my sweet tooth!

  200. I shared this post via twitter. @gfreemaui

  201. Those truffles look amazing! Can’t wait to try.

  202. I shared via Facebook.

  203. I follow you on twitter. @gfreemaui

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  206. I love truffles but haven’t had them since giving up sugar in addition to gluten, dairy and soy… I love this recipe and you officially have my mouth watering;)

  207. I’m excited to be following you too!

  208. …and now keeping up with you via facebook!

  209. The truffles look amazing! I’m so glad I found this blog. I’ve been on an off the anti-candida diet for years now. Love that you use coconut sugar in the recipes. We love this sweetener at our house.

  210. Ricki, I’m so thrilled with your entry for our Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style event! I totally couldn’t resist these Chocolate Mint Truffles of yours! Stunning. Love the holiday theme of the shot, too. It’s perfect. :-) Thank you so much for participating, Ricki. You not only give us a recipe, but a delightful tale as well. I always love that part. ;-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  211. Chocolate was a huge part of my holidays growing up, so I love this post :)

  212. tweeted this morning!

  213. posted about it on my blog (it’s at the bottom of the sunflower mini-cups i just posted for wellness weekend)

  214. I follow you on twitter.

  215. I would love to win this giveaway. I love finding gluten free recipes. The truffles look great!

  216. I like DDD on facebook

  217. I follow you on FB

  218. I subscribe to your blog :)

  219. I shared this post on Facebook.

  220. I follow Diet, Dessert and Dogs on Facebook.

  221. This recipe looks yummy! I love anti-candida treats. :)

  222. Laurel Holler says:

    This recipe looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it!!!

  223. Laurel Holler says:

    Just posted a link on my facebook status to this great giveaway!!

  224. I subscribed to your wonderful blog. Can’t wait to sink my teeth into these chocolate mint truffles.. :)

  225. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  226. Wow, these look amazing! I may have to get brave and try to make them. Thanks for the recipe and the opportunity to enter.

  227. Chrystal in Canada says:

    This recipe looks complicated :) but I’m sure it’s easy and sounds really yummy! Choose me for the prize. I was going to buy a subscription for Christmas present, but maybe I won’t have to!

  228. Entering this giveaway!

  229. Just friended you on FB!

  230. I love how this contest is helping me find new blogs to follow! These truffles look amazing. Thank you!

  231. I “liked” you on facebook and sharing you with my friends. They are excited as I am.

  232. Oh my goodness!! These look wonderful!! I am such a sucker for peppermint or mint chocolate anything!

  233. mmmm, those look so tasty!!!
    Pick me, I’m new and need all the help I can get!

  234. I like you on Facebook

  235. I am loving all the new GF bloggers I am finding through this Home for the Holidays event. thanks

  236. Hi again
    I subscribe to your blog. thanks

  237. just tweeted this!

  238. these look fantastic! I like all the different variations to try.

  239. I would love to try everything. I’m new to Gluten Free and great for me that I’ve Hashimoto thyroiditit.

  240. Amy Whitehurst says:

    This looks so great! Thank you so much!!!

  241. Shared on Facebook.

  242. These look delicious. I’m definately going to try them this year.

  243. Amy Whitehurst says:

    Following DDD on Facebook

  244. Amy Whitehurst says:

    Following you on Twitter

  245. Thank you for including a quicker version for making the Truffles.

  246. These truffles look delicious. I can’t wait to try them.

  247. Amy Whitehurst says:

    Following you on Pinterest!

  248. OMG, these look fantastic! Can’t wait to try them and to start reading your blog. Thanks!

  249. I shared your chocolate mint truffle recipe on Facebook and tagged you. :)

  250. These look amazing! YUM!!!

  251. I shared this on Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/allergictoair

  252. I shared this on Twitter!

    http://www.twitter.com/#!/allergic_2_air

  253. Okay, those look exactly like a Sees Candy…but WAY better!! I want one of those so badly right now. I have a dreadful sweet tooth today that I am trying not to let get the best of me. ;D

  254. Laura Harmasch says:

    Looks very yummy!

  255. These look lovely!!! Love mint and chocolate and then add on coconut…heaven… I’d love to get a subscription to the Living Without Magazine.

    Thanks

  256. Liked your Facebook page

  257. I shared you blog on Facebook :)

  258. These recipes look delicious. Though I keep finding that being gluten free and sugar free is quite difficult when it comes to sweets if you are sensitive to tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and sunflower seeds. Does anyone have any advice on what someone could substitute for the cashews in these recipes?

    • Elsa, are you allergic to seeds as well? You could try hemp seed butter (a bit nutty tasting but delicious). I’d bet they’d even taste good with pumpkinseed butter. :)

      • I am not allergic or sensitive to other seeds. At least nothing that has shown up on my tests or that I have noticed. I have been wondering about hemp myself. I did not think about making it into a butter though. Silly me! Thank you for the tip. I appreciate it.

  259. love these beautiful soft truffles! yummmmmmm

  260. I love following DDD on FB and via e-mail!

  261. i follow u on fb and twitter!

  262. Julie Robbins says:

    Yum! I was planning to make homemade peppermint patties tomorrow. Looks like I might have to try these instead. Thanks for sharing!

  263. Looks wonderful! I want to win!

  264. Tracy Cereghino says:

    I love your recipe options and detailed info – thanks for sharing!

  265. Julie Robbins says:

    And I put a link on my Facebook page.

  266. I shared on my FB group, thanks!!

  267. Patricia Clark says:

    Thanks, Ricki, as ever, for the great recipes and wonderful stories. So inspiring.

  268. Mmm. These look spectacular. It is getting to be holiday truffle-making time, so these might have to be on my list!

    Already follow you on facebook!

  269. And shared this post on facebook.

  270. And follow DDD on my blogger feed…was that on the list?

  271. Trista Zollars says:

    I am recent to the GFree and this is amazing! THanks so much!

  272. Trista Zollars says:

    Follow DDD on Facebook!

  273. Trista Zollars says:

    Follow DDD on twitter! tristazollars

  274. Trista Zollars says:

    Follow DDD on Pinterest! Trista Zollars

  275. Trista Zollars says:

    subscribed to this blog via Google reader! :) :)

  276. Oh. My. Sharing this on FB.

  277. Sugar is evil!! I’d like to read that sugar nation book!

  278. Your candies look wonderful. Plus the Living Without Magazine. What a great gift. Thanks.

  279. Wow, there are so many great looking things on this page, from the truffles to the prizes!

  280. Absolutely amazing, I can’t wait to try this delicious recipe!

  281. Shared on Facebook =)

  282. I Follow you on Twitter! (@GFVeganGrandma)

  283. I’m a fan of DDD on Facebook! (Gluten Free Vegan Journey)

  284. Shared via Twitter! (GFVeganGrandma)

  285. Your Chocolate Mint Truffles look amazing and delightfully satisfying!!!!

  286. Following you on FB!!

  287. Love many things coconut, but have never tried coconut sugar. This recipe might just be the motivation…

  288. OOOOOOOOOOOOO now i won’t have to get sick at See’s to have truffles! Thanks so much!

  289. Your recipes are delightful!! Its just a pleasure discovering such wonderful and delicious allergy-friendly recipes. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

  290. I posted this on facebook.

  291. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!! I have now subscribed to your blog.

  292. These look delicious!!

  293. The Mint truffles look so delicious. And thanks for the great contest.

  294. I shared the contest on facebook.

  295. Sounds lovely. With all those healthy fats I could probably have some despite my body being _very_ not-fond of carbs at the moment.

  296. I follow you on Twitter as @vegventures.

  297. Thank you for this recipe… Love chocolate and mint as well as making little treats at home.

  298. These look so delicious! I’d love to try my hand at these little gems of yumminess… and share them! It is possible to have something sweet – without all the harsh sugars. Thank you!

  299. fantastic truffles – I would be amazed to find them in the bathroom but may just help myself anyway. That party sounds amazing – good to know what you need to do to catch a millionaire :-)

  300. This looks wonderful, Ricki! Perfect for Christmas indeed. I doubt I could bear to part with them, though… :D

  301. Can you save a few of those sweet treats? I’ll be home in time for Valentine’s Day – which is a holiday too!

    xoxo

  302. Cindy Padgett says:

    Those look so yummy. I will see if I can gather up the ingredients to try them soon.

  303. I love the prizes today and the recipe has me smacking my lips! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  304. You have outdone yourself! I have no time right now but I definitely have to make these for Rita and me – so beautiful and decadently chocolate. Not to mention there is an entire directory on my hard drive devoted to your recipes that I someday hope to work my way through!

  305. These look delicious!

  306. EVELYN SCOFIELD says:

    My favorite dessert is truffles, so I love to see a healthier version. I will try this recipe. Thank you for the nice article and recipe.

  307. Looking forward to trying these. I’m enjoying trying recipes that don’t do sugar. Good for me.

  308. Denise Fedor says:

    Now I have heard it all. Candy in the bathroom! Thanks for the post and a chance to win. Dee

  309. Denise Fedor says:

    I subscribed to your blog thru email. Thanks, Dee

  310. Yum…I can’t wait to try these…just told I need to limit my sugar this may work? Hmm…

  311. These sound wonderful, can’t wait to try them. Good health doesn’t mean we cannot have treats. Not only are these tasty they have “good” for you ingredients. We as a nation need to start taking better care of our bodies.

    Thank you for sharing.

  312. Thank-you for such a detailed, amazing recipe! You certainly put a lot of work into it and it looks wonderful.

  313. Ricki,

    Oh my gosh, those choc candies look so nice and delish!
    I want to thank you for making a ACD version! I am so with those! lol
    The prizes for this line up are absolutely wonderful! I would be so honored to win any of them!
    I subscribe to your web site.

  314. I like you on FB

  315. this looks good! now i have a reason to use my coconut butter.

  316. I just posted about the give-a-way on FB.

  317. These look great. I’m pretty intimidated by attempting to make any kind of candy, as I just imagine a huge mess. But some day!

  318. I shared this on Google+

  319. I shared this post on Twitter

  320. I “like” DDD on Facebook

  321. I follow @RickiHeller on Twitter

  322. I subscribe to this blog.

  323. I just posted about the give-a-way on Twitter.

  324. I follow you on Twitter.

  325. Glad you are taking part in the contest, I hadn’t come across your page before. I am interested in checking out your Candida recipes, we believe my husband might have it… hopefully not but these recipes and ideas will certainly help!

  326. These look delish!

  327. We do eat well and food that is soo yummy too! Sounds like a delish treat. Thanks so much!

  328. Amy in Austin says:

    Those look delicious. What an amazing contest event, too!

  329. Yumm!!! we are getting the ingredients together can’t wait to add truffles to our dinner

  330. liked you on FB

  331. TWITTER POST PNfamSOAP

  332. LIKED YOU ON TWITTER

  333. facebook Share Jennifer Pierini-Norton

  334. face book share Perfectly Natural Family Soaps

  335. You have subscribed to “Diet, Dessert and Dogs.” you … thats me :)

  336. Ooooh, these look wonderful!!!

  337. Amy in Austin says:

    I posted the link on Facebook!

  338. Amy in Austin says:

    I ‘liked’ your page on Facebook.

  339. yum these look incredible!!!

  340. Amy in Austin says:

    I followed your feed.

  341. I was just looking at this magazine at the store today and wishing I could buy a copy. :)

  342. These look awesome! I am looking for a new GF Christmas candy and this looks like it will do the trick for me!

  343. Shared on FB

  344. Perfect for my baking party on Saturday to bring to the office as gifts next week!

  345. Brenda Wyrjick says:

    These look wonderful. Would love to try the magazine.

  346. shared on FB

  347. Those look and sound wonderful! :)

  348. These look absolutely fabulous!

  349. These look amazing! Thanks for the chance to win too! Newly diagnosed, I’ve been torn between budgeting for cookbooks and the magazine, so this contest is right up my alley!

  350. These look wonderful! Life doesn’t get much better than chocolate, coconut, and cashews. The Vitamix makes for another phenomenal recipe–yet another reason it’s on my wish list!

  351. Great giveaway!

  352. These look delicious and the giveaway is great as well! Thank you!

  353. I would really enjoy reading these books, awareness of what goes into our body is so important….

  354. posted on Facebook. These truffles look amazing, I might add…

  355. i tweeted about this giveaway on twitter as kledford65

  356. I follow DDD on Facebook

  357. I subscribe to DDD blog

  358. I follow on twitter as kledford65

  359. I liked your fb page. :)

    This recipe looks great, thanks!

  360. They look great!

  361. Donna Strickler says:

    This is the first time I’ve read your blog, and I will definitely be back! You are so funny! Also, just purchased my first copy of Living Without – it is definitely a magazine worth having – so much info, and such good recipes!
    Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

  362. These look fabbulous! They very well may make it to our Christmas Eve celebration!! Thank you!

  363. I can’t wait to try these!

  364. These look really yummy! I’m not a fan of mint + chocolate but I guess i can try them without…as soon as I get all the ingredients together. :)

  365. And I shared this on fb. :)

  366. And on Google+ :)

  367. These sound great, Ricki! Thanks for sharing! :)

  368. I follow DDD on facebook…or rather, “like” DDD on facebook. :)

  369. I shared this on facebook.

  370. These look great, thanks for sharing.

  371. I liked you on facebook

  372. I follow you on twitter-onflgator

  373. These look great! Going to make them tonight :) Thanks!

  374. Cindy Winther says:

    The mints look wonderful. I would love to win the subscription. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  375. Just printed the recipe – going to the top of the “must make these this holiday” pile! Thanks!

  376. Those look amazing!! I would love to try and make them!!

  377. Beautiful looking truffles… I can taste them now…. Loved the story …

  378. Seriously!!!! Yummmmm! Thank you for the inspiration.

  379. I have just given up dairy so i am searching for milk free treats! truffles…yum!

  380. I’m a celiac that doesn’t eat sugar, so this giveaway is right up my alley!

  381. Love the look of this Ricki, they sound delicious!

  382. i follow ddd on facebook!

  383. you had me at “chocolate” but sealed the deal with “truffles.” thank you, ricki!

  384. yum, these sound delicious!!!! ~Breanna

  385. These sound so yummy! Can’t wait to try them!

  386. Jennifer C says:

    These look great. Thanks for the recipe!

  387. These look fabulous! Can’t wait to get in the kitchen and try them myself!

  388. These look SO good! Thanks for the recipe.

  389. These look very good!

  390. Perfect, its just the recipe that I needed for the office get together tomorrow

  391. Sandy crawford says:

    These look delicious and I can’t to make them for my family for Christmas! Thx for sharing!

  392. these look amazing and so wonderful for the holidays – can’t wait to share with my extended family and friends!

  393. These look so yummy! Need to get some peppermint, and then I can try baking these babies.

  394. I shared DDD on Facebook.

  395. Always love your recipes. I learn more about how to create healthy food even when I don’t actually make them…. And when I do make them, I REALLY enjoy them!

  396. I love love chocolate and mint together. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!!

  397. These look AMAZING! I just might have to try them!

  398. Shared on fb!

  399. I subscribe to this blog.

  400. Liked you on fb!

  401. I’ve never actually made my own candies before, but these might be worth the effort!

  402. I shared this on facebook.

  403. I’m now following you on facebook.

  404. I love mint and chocolate together, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  405. This truffles recipe sounds and looks heavenly! We’ll be trying it this year! Tank you for sharing!

  406. Followed you on facebook

  407. followed you on twitter

  408. These look wonderful! I’ll have to try them, after Christmas!

  409. Liked on Facebook.

  410. Oooow, that looks like a great idea! They do look super yummy! Can’t go wrong with chocolate.

  411. Shared this terrific page on Facebook!

  412. Your truffles sound delicious but they also look great!

  413. Wow! Those look incredible. I have been planning to make truffles as gifts this year for certain people – these may have to be included in the list of flavors. Yum.

  414. I liked your blog on Facebook!

  415. Also shared this post on Facebook – maybe someone will make truffles too and I can eat some extras. :)

  416. And finally, I shared on Twitter.

  417. Can’t wait to try these!

  418. I liked you on FB!

  419. And shared on FB :)

  420. Looks like a great recipe! Can’t wait to try. Nice prize collection, too.

  421. Looks so yummy!

  422. A perfect holiday gift for a chocoholic to eat … I mean give as a gift. :)

  423. These truffles sound/look delicious!

  424. Michelle Crooker says:

    Wow!! Looks and sounds so yummy!!!!

  425. I love your blog! glad I found it :-)

  426. Those look amazing! I will have to add those to my “things to try” list. Thank you for sharing!

  427. I like you on FB.

  428. Your blog is really beautiful!

  429. Following you on pinterest.

  430. These look so good!

  431. Michelle P says:

    These truffles look so good! I love Living Without Magazine also – what a great giveaway!

  432. Michelle P says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  433. Yummy! I love chocolate & mint.
    Merry Christmas!

  434. I would love to win a subscription to Living Without. Sad name, though.

  435. I’m so glad that I keep recieving your emails.ty

  436. This is a great idea! Most of the recipes that remind me of childhood holidays are not at all suited for how I eat now! I definitely need some new options. These truffles sound amazing! Thank you for sharing!!!

  437. I follow you on Facebook! :)

  438. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  439. Shared giveaway on facebook.

  440. Now following DDD on facebook.

  441. I am drooling over your lovely truffles! Cannot wait to try some!

  442. Wow that is a really exciting event!! I think I may be too late to enter the draw as it’s midnight in your timezone now. Those truffles look SO good. I would much prefer a box of those to a regular box. I love how you have different fillings and coatings based on different factors!

  443. I love this recipe!! I am always looking for great gift ideas (as well as treats for my necessary GF lifestyle) And these add a perfect touch to my gifts and nobody will ever have to know they are GF!! (insert evil laugh here) :D

  444. These truffles look DEVINE!!! I love chocolate, too!! :)

  445. I am following you (@RickiHeller aka rickiheller.com) via Twitter.

  446. this looks like a great recipe to try out with friends in the kitchen

  447. Yum! I always like to make truffles at Christmas time.

  448. These look AMAZING!

  449. How much coconut oil in #1 filling?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Debbie,
      [Edit: obviously, my memory fails me! After reading your comment, I realized I did, indeed, add a touch of oil to help with melting the chocolate. Thanks for pointing that out!] There is NO coconut oil in EITHER filling: Filling #1 has just coconut (untoasted) and Filling #2 has coconut butter, not oil. By blending the actual shredded coconut, you are, in effect, creating your own coconut butter (the way you’d be making almond butter if you blended whole almonds long enough). But be warned: it takes a while and it requires a strong blender! You could try mixing it in a food processor first and THEN moving to a blender for a regular blender (it won’t be smooth enough unless it’s mixed in a blender). You can see why I created version #2 at this point, I guess! ;-)

      • Okay, thanks. The directions for filling #1 say to melt the chocolate and coconut oil together and I didn’t see any coconut oil listed. I put a little in anyway to help the melting process and we’ll see how they do. I used my magic bullet for making the filling and it worked great! Thanks for your help.

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