When it comes to Valentine’s Day candy, there’s only one option out there that this little lady is interested in…
Don’t give me any gummies or those nasty, chalky conversations hearts.
Nope, I want dark, rich, velvety chocolate.
Lucy knows what I’m talkin bout.
And Bruce Bogtrotter.
And when it comes to chocolate, I don’t want a handful of red and pink M&M’s or a box of cheap, waxy chocolates that are stuffed with sweetened toothpaste-like fillings.
I want truffles.
Godiva would suffice, but even the expensive stuff has unwanted ingredients like soy, corn syrups, and partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil.
So when momma here wants quality truffles sans the franken ingredients, she’s gotta do what she’s gotta do and make her own!
And these couldn’t be easier!
Or more dang delicious!
So back away from those cardboard, heart-shaped boxes at nearly every store these days and make a batch of these homemade paleo AND whole 30 AND vegan AND keto convections!!! See, a little something for everyone!
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day.
They just belong together, huh?
As early as when I was a saucy lil minx in Ms. Stanfield’s 4th grade class at Sequoyah Elementary School, I started getting boxes of chocolates from boys on February 14th. In fact, in 5th grade, I had TWO different boys give me boxes of chocolate (bonus points to me since they were BOTH named Kevin).
Ever since then, I kind of just expected that boys should give me chocolates on Valentine’s Day…flash forward to high school when I was so fortunate enough to have two years of braces and acutane-worthy acne and, well, you can predict correctly that those chocolate-receiving days were OVER.
From age 14-18, yours truly had some kinda sad Valentine's Days...sad being I'd go buy myself some dark chocolate almonds from The Fresh Market where I could catch a glimpse of a guy I had a crush on who worked there in hopes of him stopping his busy shelf-stocking duties to talk to me.
And while it bummed me out for a while to be boyfriend-less on many a Valentine’s Day, I eventually got over it and realized there is NOTHING wrong with just buying (or nowadays making) myself and my girlfriends chocolate that’s just as tasty as it is healthy!
So that’s exactly what I do!
Nothing says love like HOMEMADE truffles.
Well, let me be more specific…homemade truffles that WON’T cause your loved ones to take another step toward a future of diabetes or hypertension or obesity.
Now that’s love.
And now you can spread that kind of love to your special someones (and yourself) with this simple recipe, too!
How easy peasy paleo (and vegan and whole 30 and keto) is this?!?!
This Valentine’s Day, why wait for that someone special to bring you chocolates that, most likely, will make you feel not so hot after popping em down the hatch?
Take a few minutes today or this weekend and make these bad boys FOR YOURSELF!
Cause EVERYONE deserves some healthy treats on Valentine’s Day!
Some goodies to make this fabulous foodie dish come true:
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Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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