Dark Chocolate Truffle Treats
I was inspired this Halloween to make a yummy healthy treat for myself and for my friends. Halloween is often the beginning of the downward spiral of overeating and sugar binges that last until January 1st. Don’t sabotage yourself! You can enjoy something tasty without caving in to the sugar monster. You can whip these up in about fifteen minutes. Enjoy!
Trick or Treat!
Sylvie Nalezny, MA, CNE
½ cup pitted prunes
¼ cup pitted dates
3 Tbsp almond butter
1 Tbsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
½ cup finely grated, unsweetened coconut
In a food processor, drop the prunes and dates one by one.
Scrape the food processor bowl and run until prunes and dates are smooth
Add remaining ingredients except for coconut.
Run until smooth and scrape the bowl as needed.
Roll the mixture into 12 one inch balls and roll in coconut to coat.
Refrigerate for at least ½ hour.
You can also chop the ingredients by hand, for a chunkier truffle.
Cut dates and prunes in quarters.
Toss with 1 Tbs of the cocoa to prevent pieces from sticking together.
Place the chopped mixture in bowl and combine with remaining ingredients.