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LUSCIOUS Lime Chocolate Truffles

JFC This is Not a Lindt Ball

JFC This is Not a Lindt Ball

I made a rookie mistake.

Yep. I surely did.

And, it cost me. Big time.

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”― Rita Mae Brown, ‘Alma Mater’

One of the first things you learn on this Autoimmune Protocol caper is to read the labels. It’s such a big deal. Gluten and soy, in particular, sneak up on you in the most unlikely ways. And, it just so happens that they are two of my biggest triggers.

When I was in New Zealand recently, my Mum – who, it must be said, goes out of her way to accommodate my weird and challenging dietary requirements – introduced me to Lindt Excellence Lime Zest Chocolate.

And, it was good!

In fact, it was so good that I accidentally on purpose forgot to read the ingredients list.

And, I ate it. Actually, I ate a little bit every day.

Not only that, but I told LM about the fabulousness that is Lindt Excellence Lime Zest Chocolate and he had a bar waiting for me when I returned to Sydney…

Well, you can guess what happened, can’t you.

I experienced the worst flare I’ve had in over two years. It was bad.

And, I really have no-one to blame but myself. It’s a lesson…

Read. The. Labels.

JFC Lindt Doesn't Like Me

In this case:

Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Anhydrous Milk Fat, Freeze-Dried Lime (Lime Zest 40%) (1%), Natural Lemon Flavouring, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanilla), May contain Sesame Seeds, Wheat and Nuts, Dark Chocolate contains: Cocoa Solids: 47% min
Allergy Information:
May Contain: Wheat, Nuts, Sesame Seeds

So, Lindt Excellence Lime Zest Chocolate and I have parted ways…

But, despite the horrid consequences, the good people at Lindt planted a seed.

I discovered I really like lime chocolate. Maybe even more than orange chocolate.

And if I really like lime chocolate, then perhaps there are others out there like me.

So, it would be doing you (them?) a dis-service not to create a slightly more allergy-friendly approximation of the lime zest chocolate. Wouldn’t it?

So, I did. Here it is…

JFC Choc Lime Truffles

and it is GOOD!

JFC Chocolate hands!


LUSCIOUS Lime Chocolate Truffles
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This recipe is a Stage 2 AIP reintroduction. It contains chocolate.
Recipe type: Sweets
Serves: 30+
  • 300 g best quality chocolate (70 - 85% cocoa solids) + 200g more for dipping
  • 300 mls coconut milk
  • zest of 2 limes (approx. 2 teaspoons) + zest of one more for sprinkles
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  1. Chop 300g of your chocolate into slivers or shards. The smaller the better. Pop into a medium sized glass or ceramic bowl.
  2. Pour your coconut milk into a medium pot and heat to a simmer. It is very important the milk doesn't boil.
  3. Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate shards. Walk away for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir gently for 2 minutes, ensuring the chocolate completely melts into the coconut milk. Add zest of 2 limes, lime juice and salt. Stir.
  5. Pop the ganache into the fridge for 4 hours.
  6. Using a teaspoon measure and your hands, form the mixture into balls. It will be messy!
  7. Pop the balls into the fridge while you prepare the dipping chocolate.
  8. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  9. Break the remaining chocolate into small pieces. Pop into a heat resistant bowl.
  10. Heat 2 cms of water in a small pot. When at a simmer, turn the heat to low. Pop the bowl with your chocolate pieces over the water and stir until melted. Set bowl aside.
  11. Remove tray of chocolate balls from the fridge.
  12. Using a couple of teaspoons, dip each chocolate ball into the chocolate before transferring to the lined tray. Pop a small sprinkle of zest on top.
  13. Repeat for the remaining balls.
Truffles will keep for up to a fortnight in the fridge.

You'll get at least 30 truffles (depending on how many your partner steals before you count them!)


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Comments (4)

Jennifer Hammond

I am so excited to try this recipe! So sorry that you had to go through such a time with the other chocolate! I strayed slightly off of my healthy eating for the last few weeks and feel tired, have stuffy sinuses and generally yucky. Back on track today! Even the best of us stray, but pay the consequences. Thank you for the recipe! Be well!!!

Thanks, lovely Jennifer!

Hope you’re not feeling so yucky now, Possum! Sounds like you may need a Lime Chocolate truffle… 🙂

Oh these look heavenly~. Honestly, I’d never thought about combining lime with chocolate, but I can totally see it. Almost taste it! I’m also sorry you had such a bad flare. But so pleased that you can tolerate good chocolate & that you’ve found another way to indulge your new-found lime-chocolate passion.

It definitely falls into the ‘occasional treat’ category, Petra.

That Lindt experience was a hard lesson, tho’…

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