Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles

Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles - Desserts with Benefits
Finally, a dessert where we can have eight four servings and not feel guilty one bit!  These Coconut Shortbread Truffles are sweet, sophisticated, satisfying, and packed with natural coconut flavor.  But these aren’t your average truffles, these are made with ingredients you can feel good about eating!
Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles - Desserts with Benefits
And they look super fancy, don’t they?
So lift your pinkie and grab a truffle.  Take a bite and melt into buttery, coconutty bliss.
Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles (with a secret ingredient!)

Yield: ~25 truffles



  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, puree the wet ingredients (this mixture should be a little more liquidy than my other cookie dough recipes, but it should still be somewhat thick). Pour over the dry ingredients and fold to combine. Press the mixture down in the bowl so the surface is flat, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. The next day, scoop the mixture (it should be fairly firm) into equal size chunks and roll into balls. Roll in more coconut or leave plain. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator covered (serve chilled for best texture!)


Feel free to coat these in white chocolate (yum!) or even add a couple tablespoons of coconut butter to the mix.

This recipe is: sugar free, low fat, high fiber, gluten free!

Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles - Desserts with Benefits

Grab onto something!  Put down your hot coffee!

And prepare to be shocked…

Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles - Desserts with Benefits
Okay, I guess it’s not so shocking that you’d throw your hot coffee in someone’s face, but it was pretty shocking to me.  It reminded me of the day I walked into Godiva (I bet I used to be their #1 customer) and asked the employee for the nutritional facts of my favorite chocolate truffle.  One truffle had 180 calories and 15g of fat.  Yeah.  So I believe these healthy truffles are a great replacement, and they don’t leave you feeling deprived one bit!

Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles - Desserts with Benefits

5 comments on “Healthy Coconut Shortbread Truffles

  1. hey, great photos! I find glass bowls and things really tricky and awkwardly reflective, but these look really good :-)

    • Thanks Jo! I agree, glassware is definitely difficult to photograph. I think this is the only instance where I didn’t see light reflections, probably due to the cloudy weather that day… finally, something good came out of bad weather!

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  3. Rolled oats are NOT Gluten free !
    so gluten free should be removed from this receipe

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