Christmas truffles

Styling: Carlie Monasso Photography: Samara Clifford


There’s nothing quite like receiving a lovingly made Christmas gift, so why not spoil someone special with some sinless festive indulgence?

These truffles are melt in your mouth delicious – the hazelnuts taste like Ferrero Rocher.

You will need:

For the fillings:
1 cup pistachio nuts
2 tablespoons rice malt syrup (or raw honey)
2 tablespoons coconut cream
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla powder/extract
Pinch sea salt/Himalayan rock salt
Optional: a few drops of Do Terra 100% pure therapeutic grade peppermint or wild orange essential oil* for yummy mint or jaffa flavoured truffles.

1 cup hazelnuts
3 tablespoons rice malt syrup (or raw honey)
1/4 cup coconut cream
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw cacao

For the chocolate coating:
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 block Lindt 90% dark chocolate

For rolling:
Pistachios, finely chopped
Raw cacao

What to do:

1. Place all pistachio filling ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Repeat the process with the hazelnut filling.

2. Place mixture in freezer for one hour or until firm enough to roll into balls.

3. Heat chocolate and coconut oil in saucepan over a low heat, stir to combine.

4. Remove hardened green mixture from freezer and roll into teaspoon sized balls. Dip the balls in  chocolate coating and place on a tray lined with baking paper.  Roll pistachio truffles in chopped pistachios and hazelnuts in raw cacao.

5. Store in fridge or freezer then gift to your love ones and listen as they moan in delight!
Need another healthy Christmas gift idea? Check out my raspberry chia jam.


*If you’d like to purchase Do Terra essential oils at wholesale prices, you can set up an account here.


Zara is founder and editor of Oh My Goodness. A certified holistic health coach, National Breast Cancer Foundation speaker and Bupa health influencer award finalist, Zara is passionate about making it as easy and fun for people to lead a healthy lifestyle. She's appeared on The Project and Today Show; her recipes have been featured on I Quit Sugar, Sport Luxe, and Show and Tell Online; and she's a regular contributor to Medibank's Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online.

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