Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Healthy "Truffle"

Gluten Free/Grain Free/Easily Vegan

I have made real truffles before and they were just “okay” per my boys, but this healthy version is LOVED by them! I promise, I would never make up stories about food! They sincerely love these bad boys.

These can be enjoyed as a energy snack, breakfast, or dessert! We have eaten them on all those occasions; I hope you like them as much as we do.

What you need:
1 cup raw almonds
1 and ¼ cup pitted dates, organic, chopped in ½ (to be kind to your food processor)
Zest of one orange
3 Tbls honey, organic, raw
3 Tbls cocoa powder
Shredded unsweetened coconut, organic, for rolling (optional)
Coconut oil, organic, unrefined

What you do:
Place almonds in food processor until finely ground.
Add dates and pulse two or three times.
Add cocoa, orange zest, and honey.
Process until a thick mixture or ball forms. 
Here is where I put a bit of coconut oil on my hands so the mixture doesn’t stick to me.
Take about 1 Tbls of mixture, roll into a ball and then roll in shredded coconut.
Place on dish lined with parchment paper.
Makes about 15 truffles/balls.
Eat immediately or place in refrigerator to stiffen.
Either way they are OH. SO GOOD!!!!!!! Healthy food can be delicious!


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