Oh. My. Goodness.
Eating one of these chocolate rounds of delight makes you believe you are eating a decadent brownie and they’re healthy!
You heard me.
The beauty of this recipe is that there is no artificial sugar in it. Yet, somehow these morsels of goodness taste just like brownie batter. That’s a beautiful thing. The secret to the sweetness: dates. Mix the natural sugar in the dates with a little healthy fat in the almonds and some beneficial antioxidants in the dark cocoa and you have yourself one nutritious little dessert! I need a constant batch of these stored in my fridge for snacking on when I am craving chocolate. So much better for my body than eating that whole pan of brownies!
Nutritious Chocolate Truffles (makes 8-10)
- 10-12 pitted dates
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 2-3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- Sprinkle of salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Place all the ingredients in your food processor or Vitamix and blend! It make take around 20-30 seconds for the ingredients to really come together, but you will see the batter-like ball of dough starting to form. That is when you know all the ingredients has been blended. From there, turn off your processor/blender and take out chunks of dough, rolling them into your preferred truffle size. Enjoy the chocolate goodness, and pat yourself on the back for treating yourself to dessert and being healthy.
And….if you’re not a fan of almonds, check out all of these healthy truffle recipes!