Thursday, 11 June 2015

Totally Tropical (healthier) Truffles

banana, papaya, mango and coconut healthy truffles

Totally Tropical Truffles – sound good don’t they? Except, they probably aren’t what you are thinking…

These contain no added sugar and only good fats. No artificial flavours and no trans fats in these. What makes them tropical you might be asking? Well, they contain dried banana, dried mangos and dried papaya. Plus coated in desiccated coconut, I’m sure you’ll agree they all add up to something fairly tropical. Think of them as the 'Um Bungo' of the truffle world if you will…

To make these I blended them in my Optimum 9400 from Froothie. This is a blender, but no ordinary blender.

The Optimum 9400 is a commercial-grade super blender designed for longevity, versatility and BRAWN. Stronger, faster and more powerful than a Vitamix, the Optimum 9400 will set you up to make amazing soups, the silkiest smoothies, super smooth dips, nut butters, ice cream and more. This is the best blender you'll ever use and the last blender you'll ever need. Once you try it, you'll wish you'd had it all your life. A few features you're going to love:

·         Crushes ice in seconds
·         Easy to use, with a highly responsive dial
·         6 blade assembly creates a vortex that will suck your ingredients down and make blending a breeze
·         Super easy to clean and maintain by simply blending water in the jug at high speed

As you can see, I had no fear of whizzing the ingredients up in the blender. They came together in a ball of tasty stickiness which I transferred to the fridge to set for a few hours.
When they came out of the fridge, I rolled them into balls and then coated them in the coconut and let them chill again until ready to eat.

The predominant flavour in these truffles is banana, with the mango and papaya subtly coming through in the background. Plus you get the coconut flavour on the outside.

banana, papaya, mango and coconut healthy truffles

Check online if you struggle to get local stockists for your dried fruit.

These are healthier than regular chocolaty truffles, but do remember they do contain a lot of sugars, albeit natural sugars. You are going to love these!

Totally Tropical Truffles

Thumbnail Url Tropical dried fruit blended
into a tasty truffle
Cuisine: sweet Category: truffle Yields: 12 truffles
Prep Time: Chill Time: Total Time:  3 Hrs 5 Mins

  • 70 grams dried banana
  • 70 grams dried mango
  • 70 grams dried papaya
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • Desiccated coconut to roll the truffles in
  1. Place all the ingredients except the desiccated coconut into a blender and whizz until all the ingredients come together in a sticky mass.
  2. Transfer the fruit to a plastic container lined with foil or greaseproof paper and flatten out as much as possible. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or up to overnight.
  3. Remove from the container and divide the fruit mass into 12. Roll each twelfth into a ball, using your hands then coat in the desiccated coconut.
  4. Keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy.


  1. These sound amazing, that blender really is brilliant! I love seeing everything you've made with it.

    1. Cheers Kat - you really should invest - such a great kitchen tool!

  2. Mmm. All my favourite dried fruits! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.


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