Dark Chocolate Truffles
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Serves: 24 truffles
Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles - You'd never guess the healthy secret ingredient in this decadent dessert! Vegan, paleo, naturally sweetened, and delicious!
  • 14 dates
  • ½ cup almonds*
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 70% dark chocolate bar (3.5 ounces)
  • coarse sea salt for topping, optional
  • * You can substitute your favorite nuts.
  1. Put the dates in a small bowl and cover in hot water. Let soak for 5-10 minutes, drain, and squeeze out the excess water.
  2. Add the almonds, almond meal, and cocoa powder to a food processor or high quality blender. Pulse or blend until finely ground. Add the dates and ½ teaspoon sea salt and blend until a thick dough ball forms.
  3. Remove the dough and roll into small balls. Put the balls on a dish lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Break the chocolate bar into a microwavable dish and melt for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in-between until completely melted. You may want to start by only melting half of the bar. Depending on how thickly you coat the truffles, you'll only use about half.
  5. Roll each truffle in the melted chocolate and put back on the parchment paper. Top with a little course sea salt or coconut.
  6. When all of the truffles have been covered in chocolate, put the dish into the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
  7. Store truffles in the refrigerator in an air tight container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 truffle Calories: 78 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 5 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 144 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by Feel Great in 8 Blog at http://blog.feelgreatin8.com/healthy-dark-chocolate-truffles/