Healthy Truffles

Healthy Truffles

With these recipes, “healthy truffles” is not a contradiction in terms!

These treats are made with just a few raw whole-food ingredients and they deliver a dreamy dose of protein, carbs, fat and fiber. Below are 2 recipes, one that uses cocoa powder and nuts, and one that uses tahini and carob powder. The recipes can be modified according to what you have on hand or what you like: for example, use any nuts you like, and substitute any nut butter for the tahini. The truffles take about half an hour to make and roll, and they keep well in the fridge.

We use date syrup in these recipes. It’s almost as thick as molasses and contains potassium and a little fiber along with the carbohydrates. I find the syrup easier to work with than whole dates, especially in the food processor. However, I’ve made similar treats with whole dates or apricots and those are delicious too.

NUTTY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup date syrup or ~ 1 cup dates or raisins
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Salt & cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until the consistency is sticky enough to hold together. Add more dried fruit if needed to make them stick. Roll in coconut or cocoa powder.

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CAROB TAHINI TRUFFLES

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup date syrup or ~ 1 cup dates or raisins
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Salt & cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until the consistency is sticky enough to hold together. Add more dried fruit if needed to make them stick. Roll in coconut or carob powder.

Enjoy your healthy truffles! Did you make them? Do you have suggestions for recipe modifications? Share below in the comments!

 

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