If you’re like me, a little chocolate can be a wonderful treat. Try this easy recipe for dairy-free, guilt-free chocolate truffles, including nutritious Medjool dates and all natural ingredients!
Medjool dates are high in dietary fiber, supporting colon health. Dates also bind with substances containing cancer-causing chemicals and prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol absorption. Besides being a good source of iron, potassium, and Vitamin A , they’re also delicious and a great snack by themselves!
Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Soy free
Yield: 12 to 14 truffles
For the truffles:
3/4 cup natural cacao powder
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup soft, pitted Medjool dates
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp pure mint extract
pinch of sea salt
For the coating:
1/4 cup ( natural cacao powder)
2 tsp maca powder
1. Using a food processor, process the cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and dates until smooth.
2. Add the vanilla extract, mint extract and salt and process briefly to combine.
3. Transfer the mixture to a shallow bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up.
4. Sift the cacao powder and maca powder in a small bowl.
5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the truffle mixture and roll it into a ball between your palms. Dip and roll the truffle in the cacao powder mixture and then place in a paper candy cup or on a sheet of waxed or parchment paper.
Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture. Store the finished truffles in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!
Credits and Kudos:
Recipe from Edible Gifts ecookbook. All eCookbooks from A Dash of Compassion donate a portion of their proceeds to charitable organizations.