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 a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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