Paleo Cashew Truffles

Paleo Cashew Truffles

You know when you get those “I’ve got to have some chocolate!” episodes?  Experts say that a craving for chocolate is associated with a magnesium deficiency.

Check out this article.  

Chocolate cravings seem to be an issue mostly for women (although I happen to know a certain mail who requires chocolate on a daily basis) and it’s related to a drop in magnesium levels often during stress, menstruation, perimenopause or menopause.

Ladies, we just can’t win!

The adrenals use up a lot of magnesium during stressful times and as it turns out, hormone fluctuations mess with our intracellular magnesium levels as well.

It’s no wonder we crave magnesium – and it’s not due to weakness or lack of control.

Try these healthy guilt-free Paleo Cashew Truffles.  I recommend keeping them in the freezer and popping a few out any time you have a magnesium emergency and need chocolate.  


Paleo Cashew Truffles

Paleo Cashew Truffles

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free Paleo cashew truffles are easy to make and will satisfy cravings for magnesium 🙂
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute


  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  • Chop the chocolate and place in a medium bowl along with coconut oil.
  • In a small saucepan bring coconut milk to boiling and pour over chocolate.
  • Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Stir until melted and add the maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Cover and chill 45 minutes or until firm enough to shape.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place cashews in a shallow ban 10 minutes or until toasted (not burned), stirring once.
  • Set aside 35 whole cashews.
  • In a food processor cover and pulse remaining cashews and salt until finely chopped and then transfer to a small bowl.
  • Divide the chocolate mixture into 35 portions. For each truffle, place a whole cashew in the center of a chocolate portion and shape into a ball.
  • Roll each ball in chopped cashews.
  • Store in the fridge and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.


If the chocolate mixture sticks to your hands, dust them with unsweetened cocoa powder.
Or, use a small spoon to scoop the mixture into the portions and shape around the cashews.
Adapted from Paleo Recipes
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