Perfect Holiday Dessert: Truffle Balls!


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holiday season.

We are upon Thanksgiving week and there is so much this year that I am grateful for. Of course, my health is primary among them. Then there is my incredible family and amazing friends. My career is something that I am deeply grateful for, both for how it has allowed me to live my life and because of all that I have learned from working with my clients and the relationships I’ve developed with them as well as some of my Motivational Monday viewers. I treasure every single one of you!

But one thing about Thanksgiving that I find a challenge is navigating the onslaught of food that seems to last all the way to the New Year. It’s not easy. Particularly dessert.

What makes these temptations easier to navigate is to be ready with some healthy treats of my own and today I am going to share with you one of my favorite, decadent treats that are easy to make and incredibly nourishing to your body (and if you love decadence, your soul!)

Truffle balls are loaded in quality fats, solid protein and sweet toppings that make this dessert a phenomenal option to keep on hand, helping to keep you away from the heavy desserts of the holidays. I suggest you make some and bring to your next holiday party…. not only will you have something to enjoy guilt-free, but you’ll also be helping others to stay healthy this holiday season too! Additionally, the essential fats in the truffles will nourish your brain, helping to mitigate the effects of stress, which is part and parcel of the holidays.

And now I want to hear from you! What are YOU grateful for this year? What brings you joy? Tell me below- And if you make the truffles, I’d love to hear what you think.

Wishing you all the very best holiday season. May you stay healthy and happy!

Healthy Truffle Balls



(Makes about 8 truffle balls)

  • 2 Generously Heaped Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1 Heaped Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Palm Nectar
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Assorted Nuts  (+ extra for topping)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flakes (+ extra for topping)
  • 1 Leveled Tbsp Cinnamon (+ extra for topping)


Mix all the ingredients well together until it forms a nice paste. This may take a few minutes, but it’s worth getting all the ingredients mixed evenly together. Once you have a paste, use a tablespoon to measure out servings and roll them into little balls, covering them with your chosen topping (cinnamon, coconut flakes or nuts). Finally, put them in a container and set them in the refrigerator for at least an hour to harden slightly, and for the flavors to blend. Later, you can enjoy this deliciously healthy snack!

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17 comments on “Perfect Holiday Dessert: Truffle Balls!

  1. AvatarLori Schanback

    Hi Barbara,
    I don’t know if you remember me but we met several times earlier this year and you made a huge impaction me. I moved to Colorado and am in school for Holistic Nutrition. We have to do a food presentation and I will be using this recipe! I already tried it out on my daughter and she thought they were amazing. I am enjoying living here, but miss your sage advice so I visit your website very often. Hope you are doing well!

  2. AvatarJosie

    Good evening Barbara,

    I made the Truffle Balls today, tasted my first this evening after coming back from a Thanksgiving Eve service at my church. So much to be thankful for including these Truffle Balls, they are amazing! I had two, one w/ coconut and the other w/ cinnamon. I didn’t have the coconut palm nectar so I improvised w/ honey it seem to have worked perfectly. Could I have used Blackstrap Molasses if I didn’t have honey? I can’t tell you how happy I am to have discovered you. Cesca has been great, I communicate with her regarding your blogs often.
    Have a very Happy, Healthy & Safe Thanksgiving day!

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      Thank you Josie! I so appreciate your comments. Yes, you can use black strap molasses as long as you enjoy that flavor, obviously 🙂 Happy to know they worked for you~
      Thank you again for your enthusiasm~ I hope you and your family enjoyed the holidays and that you have an amazing Christmas and New Year~

  3. Avatarlia

    I have a very similar recipe. It uses honey instead of coconut palm nectar, and includes some ground flax seed and oatmeal. The kids LOVE them !!
    Happy Holidays!

  4. AvatarJonathan Sheppard

    Hey Barbara,

    Thanks for this great recipe. Am going to see who I can find ( sister) to make em.
    Happy Holidays !!!!!



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