How to make Paleo Ghost Truffles

by Anjolie Flores | Oct 27, 2021 | Paleo, Recipes, vegan

Paleo Ghost Truffles

Perfect for Halloween!

These adorable Paleo Ghost Truffles will be perfect for your Halloween party or just for you and your family! They are Paleo and Vegan as well as super easy to make.

They mostly consist of chopped pecans, coconut butter, and chocolate. To get their white ‘ghostly’ look, each truffle is dipped in coconut butter, rolled in unsweetened shredded coconut, and given a cute chocolate chip face.

What is Paleo?

A paleo-diet is a dietary plan that is based on foods that would be similar to what was eaten during the Paleolithic era (think cavemen!). As well, a paleo-diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds — while limiting foods that include dairy, legumes, and grains.

Why Paleo?

When compared to other eating plans during trials, the paleo diet has shown it may provide some benefits when compared. These benefits may include: more weight loss, improved glucose tolerance, better blood pressure control, lower triglycerides, and better appetite management. Information on the Paleo Diet comes from the Mayo Clinic.

This recipe is a healthier alternative to the other dessert options you will face this holiday season, thanks to its paleo ingredients. I hope you, your friends, and family enjoy!

Paleo Ghost Truffles

Here is a fun Paleo friendly treat for Halloween that is super easy to make and kids will love!
Prep Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, halloween, paleo, Vegan
Servings: 11
Calories: 147kcal


  • 2/3 cup Raw pecans, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Cacao paste or 100% dark, unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coconut butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Semisweet mini chocolate chips – Dairy/Soy-Free Brand


  • Melt the cacao paste slowly in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler).
  • Mix in the chopped pecans, 4 tablespoons of melted coconut butter (reserve the remaining ¼ cup for dipping), honey, vanilla extract and salt, until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoonful of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using your hands, shape each truffle into 1-inch balls. The batter will be slightly crumbly, so shape each truffle gently and set it on the pan.
  • Insert a lollipop stick into the center of each truffle and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Dip chilled truffles, one at the time, in melted coconut butter, then roll in shredded coconut. Set truffles back on the parchment paper.
  • Press three chocolate chips into each truffle to create a cute face.
  • Keep refrigerated as the coconut butter melts at temperatures above 72°F.


Original Recipe & Photos:

And there you have it. Paleo Ghost Truffles for your Halloween fun! However, if you’re not wanting to make the Paleo Truffles into little ghosties, however, you can view the original truffle recipe – which has the full ghost-free dessert – making it good for all year round!

Click Here To See Ghost-Free Recipe

Regular Truffles

See Our Previous Recipe: Dark Chocolate Walnut Date Bar


Darrell Kilcup, DC, CFMP

Hi there! I’m Dr. Kilcup. You know that health problem you’ve been dealing with – the one that doctors can’t seem to solve, that’s stealing way too much of your time, energy and joy? I can help you get to the bottom that. I am passionate about using the best of science and nutrition to find and fix root causes of health issues. Start your journey towards healing and relief today.

Ways We Can Work Together





All Reviews 5.0google logoGoogle 5.0
Overall Rating
5.0 4 reviews
I have been using the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the last few weeks and It has helped me so much. I struggle quite a bit with work related stress. When I'm in the chamber I feel completely relaxed, so much so that I can bring my laptop inside and work without stressing. The calmness I feel in the chamber lasts for the remainder of the day as well. I have found too, the more consistent I am with sessions throughout the week the better I feel. The office staff seems well trained in running the tanks too, so I feel safe. I see Dr. Kilcup as well for my brain and gut health. Until now, I don't think I've ever known what "normal" or "healthy" feels like. Thank you all, sincerely!
read more
Mike Kutz Avatar
Mike Kutz
6 months ago
Dr. Kilcup is a pleasure to work with. His office is beautiful! I can’t wait to try his hyperbaric chambers!
read more
Sarina Gomez Avatar
Sarina Gomez
9 months ago
Darrell is highly knowledgeable and really gets to the root of the problem. Unlike a lot of doctors, Darrell doesn't just throw prescriptions at issues. He will test and test - digging for the cause and then working on fixing the issue. He and his staff are professional, courteous, and a joy to be around.
read more
Kevin Miller Avatar
Kevin Miller
1 year ago
I am very grateful to have found Dr. Kilcup and be his patient for the last couple of years. He has helped me restore my health back after being exposed to toxic mold for years. He helped identify and treat all of my symptoms I was experiencing and address the root problem. I was looking for the right person who could help me heal with natural therapies and supplements and Dr. Kilcup was the perfect fit. Every appointment and session was necessary and one step towards all the progress I made. Dr. Kilcup is a great functional medicine doctor who was also an advocate for my own health and well-being. I never received any care or attention to detail from other Doctors in past experiences except with Dr. Kilcup. Anyone who is seeking a holistic path towards healing or improving their own health should see him.
read more
Ciara Wakley Avatar
Ciara Wakley
1 year ago