Recipe: Cacao Pecan Protein Truffles

by JJ Virgin on March 22, 2018

Hello, heaven!

These little balls of chocolatey goodness are melt-in-your-mouth rich, with sweet, nutty flavor from the pecans and cacao. They come together in just 10 minutes and are the perfect healthy treat.

In fact, this is a dessert that actually boosts your fat-burning potential! Clean, lean protein from Paleo-Inspired All-In-One Protein Shake powder plus the healthy MCT oils in coconut oil make for the perfect metabolism-boosting duo.

And don’t forget the chocolate. The flavonoids in cacao do amazing things for your health, including improving your brain and heart health and helping lower your cholesterol. (Read this blog to find out more…)

The end result is a scrumptious batch of truffles that are as good for the rest of your body as they are for your sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Cacao Pecan Protein Truffles


March 22, 2018

This rich and decadent truffle recipe also happens to be dairy-free,1 gluten-free, and great for you! Full of healthy coconut oil, cacao powder, and protein.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 14 truffles


2 scoops JJ Virgin Paleo-Inspired Chocolate All-In-One Protein Shake Powder or 1 scoop JJ Virgin Plant-Based Chocolate All-In-One Protein Shake Powder*

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup raw organic cacao powder

2 tsp real vanilla extract

1 cup raw pecans

1/2 tsp sea salt

dash stevia or monk fruit extract (if desired)

extra chopped pecans, cacao powder, or shredded unsweetened coconut for rolling


1In a food processor, combine all ingredients except those for rolling finished truffles.

2Pulse until smooth and well-combined.

3Roll the chocolate nut mixture into 1-inch balls with your hands.

4Roll the truffles in your choice of chopped pecans, cacao powder, or shredded unsweetened coconut.

5Place in the fridge for an hour to chill before serving.

6Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for up to one month.

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