Coconut Almond Butter Truffles

These simple, no bake, 3 ingredient coconut almond butter truffles are a delicious guilt-free treat that come together in just minutes. Vegan, paleo and gluten-free.

Yesterday, I spent 5 hours in my pajamas, on the couch, researching Groupon deals to warm, sunshine filled faraway lands as I looked out onto my half snow covered/half sopping wet backyard on a disgusting grey, cold, foggy day.

These simple, no bake, 3 ingredient coconut almond butter truffles are a delicious guilt-free treat that come together in just minutes. Vegan, paleo and gluten-free.

I contemplated Atlantis, Vegas, Cancun, Jamaica and Dominican Republic for hours before finally honing in on DR as the best deal.

Then I read every single sentence on the Groupon page because I’ve never actually purchased a Groupon before, have no idea how the whole thing really works and was convinced I was going to click “buy” and instantly become part of some internet scam people would laugh at me for falling for.

Since I still wasn’t positive about the whole thing I started googling “Groupon + scam” “Groupon + vacation” and any other term I could think of to ease the paranoia.

45 minutes of that and then I was on to researching flights. A vacation deal is great, but what if the airfare is like $2000?

Almost an hour later on Jetblue’s site, I had a page worth of flight dates and prices written down. Back to the Groupon site, re-read the entire FAQ section, double check the resort on Tripadvisor, triple check the resort on it’s own website and then head back to Groupon. There I am hovering over the “buy” button for about 30 minutes switching back and forth from Twitter to Groupon, Facebook to Groupon, google reader to Groupon when…

I get up off the couch and make these coconut almond butter truffles instead.


Almond butter dessert bites

What’s In These Coconut Almond Butter Truffles?

The ingredients for these dessert bites couldn’t be simpler:

The chocolate dip is simply coconut oil and cocoa powder mixed together. You could definitely melt chocolate chips with the coconut oil for an even more indulgent truffle if you wanted.

Coconut almond butter truffles…way less of a commitment than a vacation, almost as good a fix for a dark, dreary, cold day.

I usually tend to make big purchase decisions almost too quickly but hem and haw over small ones for days on end.

This time it was the exact opposite (probably how it should be anyway) but not gonna complain when the result is these lusciously decadent coconut almond butter truffles.

Coconut Almond Butter Dessert Bites

Coconut Almond Butter Dessert Bites

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These simple, no bake, 3 ingredient coconut almond butter dessert bites are a delicious guilt-free treat. {paleo} {gluten free} {grain free}


  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (creamy is best)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of salt (*optional, I didn't add this because my almond butter was salted)

Optional Chocolate Dip

  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Combine coconut & almond butter in a small bowl and microwave until melted.
  2. Stir with a spoon until smooth.
  3. Add almond extract and salt if using and stir again.
  4. Freeze for about 10 minutes or until mostly hardened.
  5. Remove from freezer and roll into balls (this is slightly messy)
  6. Return to freezer for about 5 minutes.
  7. If dipping in chocolate, melt coconut oil in a small bowl and then stir in cocoa powder until fully incorporated. Dip each ball in chocolate mixture and set down until chocolate sets. Re-dip for a thicker coating if desired and let set again.
  8. Keep refrigerated.


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  1. Leanne @ healthful pursuit

    All that and you didn’t book? But you were so close! Eh well it wasn’t meant to be I suppose. And hey, I’m not all that upset about it either because these look amazing! Are you planning on going back to planning a vacation? I’ve had loads of friends use groupon for their vacations with no issues if that’s any consolation

  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Your funny! I like groupon but I use Travelzoo for great travel deals! They even have local deals for where you live. I normally scope the local deals for where I am visiting like Vegas and see what kind of dinner deals I can get. I usually pay like $50.00 for a $200.00 dinner that includes drinks, ect… Plus they have a airfare, hotel and package site. But like you yesterday I had Williams and Sonoma on my screen all day, debating if I want the sale of the day, baking sets. I ended up saying to myself, my stuff is still usable. So I passed! But one thing I would not pass on is your Coconut Almond Butter Dessert Bites!! Great combination, they look good!!

  3. Jo (livingmintgreen)

    Hahaaha that sounds like me when booking travel. I’d be afraid to book from groupon too. I’ve always wanted to visit the Dominican – I’ve heard such great things about it… the food is just ok, but the beaches & people are awesome.

  4. Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf

    You crack me up. I have never bought a vacation deal from groupon or livingsocial either. I always buy the deals for my favorite local sushi place, but that’s about it. Or the things for printing phtos on canvas or making photobooks. But the vacays? I feel like I’m getting into something huge and shouldn’t haha. I think you made a wise choice in making these instead, because now we get to read about how easy it is to make and make them for ourselves. Well played ;) But seriously, you should have a warm getaway! I’ve heard the groupon and livingsocial deals for vacations aren’t too bad!

  5. Sharon

    These look tasty! Re: the travel…for what it’s worth, we booked a trip to Ireland through Living Social (like Groupon) and it couldn’t have been better. Price was great, and we got to go, which we wouldn’t have paying full price. All the people connected with Living Social and our trip were very helpful, great to work with. A good experience all around.

  6. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    I stared at a Groupon for two days not that long ago. Literally I had it up every time I stared at the computer screen. My finace finally told me that I HAD to purchase it and move on. Haha. So I did. I’ve had great experiences with Groupon and have always been tempted by their travel deals! Do it!
    PS I totally have to make these!
    Humm…come to think of it, when I was contemplating that Groupon, I walked away and started baking, and fiance came up to me, asked if I bought it yet, and I told him no because I had some stuff to bake first. Ha.

  7. kelly

    I made a version of these at Christmas for hubby’ s office (‘ cause I used to make “buckeyes” before I realised the evil ways of everything non- paleo..) I made mine with almond butter, almond extract and just enough honey to sweeten slightly. Rolled in balls and froze 15 min then dipped in 70% dark chocolate. Before they hardened I sprinkled smoked sea salt on them. HUGE SUCCESS, they never missed all the powdered sugar cra_ that the old version had. anyway, wanted to share my treats with you. Have a great tropical vacation where ever you end up!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      yours sound delicious! with the price of coconut butter, I may just try the all almond butter route next ;)

  8. E

    So simple and sounds so good! I’ll need to make/buy more coconut butter and almond butter, but I will definitely give this combo a go sometime in the near future!

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      No it’s different. It’s basically the coconut version of any nut butter. If you google it or search on Amazon you’ll find it. You can also usually find it at any health food store like Whole Foods or your local equivalent. Artisana is the brand I buy.


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