I’ve been wondering what to call these macadamia protein truffles. Should I have just gone with balls? Or should I have added that they taste like white chocolate and not macadamias? The long version is white chocolate and macadamia protein truffle balls, but really that is too much of a mouthful. So I kept it at macadamia protein truffles. They are basically macadamias and coconut with some protein powder and they’re soft, creamy and smooth inside like truffles.
I’ve been wanting to make some balls that were a little bit different than most balls and I’ve had cocoa butter in the pantry just waiting to be made into white chocolate. I love balls because they are so easy and quick both to make and eat, and yet still pack a punch of nutrition. I’ve made lemon balls and fruit and nut balls, nut free balls and even potato balls and now here are some that are a little more truffle like, and a little more decadent.
They are probably not as easy to put together as some of the others, but the results are worth it. Think creamy, soft and smooth white chocolate that sticks to your mouth so that the flavour lasts a little longer.
The trick with these balls is the timing. Because of the cocoa butter they need certain temperatures to work. The cocoa butter needs to be melted at first, then harden a little to be moulded into balls and then softened a little to eat. But don’t let that put you off. If you get it right they are creamy and delicious and if you get it wrong they are still creamy and delicious, but just a little hard.
I use Pure Place Vanilla and Cinnamon protein powder to add some extra nutrition and and a subtle vanilla cinnamon flavour. (It’s also a bonus that you can use the code SWEETS&GREENS for $5 off the cost of your protein powder and with free shipping in Aus.) Need some protein powder – buy here.Print
Macadamia Protein Truffles
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 12 balls
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: Australian
- ½ cup raw macadamia nuts
- 1 ½ cups desiccated coconut
- ½ scoop Pure Place Vanilla Cinnamon protein powder (15g)
- ¼ cup cocoa butter (melted)
- 2 tbsp rapadura sugar
- Pinch sea salt
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut (for rolling)
- Add macadamia nuts and coconut to a food processor and mix until a creamy paste is formed, scraping down sides of the bowl regularly.
- Add sugar and mix until combined.
- Add melted cocoa butter and salt and mix until combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place in the fridge to chill for about 1 hour or until firm to the touch.
- Take tablespoon scoops and quickly roll into balls.
- Roll in extra coconut and return to fridge to firm up.
- Remove from the fridge about 15 – 30 minutes before serving.
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[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Macadamia Protein Truffles – – raw macadamia nuts, desiccated coconut, Pure Place Vanilla Cinnamon protein powder (15g), cocoa butter (melted), rapadura sugar, sea salt, desiccated coconut (for rolling), , Add macadamia nuts and coconut to a food processor and mix until a creamy paste is formed, scraping down sides of the bowl regularly.; Add sugar and mix until combined.; Add melted cocoa butter and salt and mix until combined. ; Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place in the fridge to chill for about 1 hour or until firm to the touch. ; Take tablespoon scoops and quickly roll into balls.; Roll in extra coconut and return to fridge to firm up.; Remove from the fridge about 15 – 30 minutes before serving.; ; – – Snack – Australian – Eat – Snacks[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]