15 Minute Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles

15 Minute Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles is a side dish that serves 12. Watching your figure? This gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan recipe has 108 calories, 2g of protein, and 7g of fat per serving. For 42 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodista has 39 fans. A mixture of dates, agave nectar, water, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 42%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Dark chocolate truffles, Dark Chocolate Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles.

Servings: 12

 

Ingredients:

15 dried dates, pitted

3/4 cups sliced or slivered almonds

1/2 cup pecans

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon agave nectar (or honey)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup hot water

Optional: coconut flakes, sprinkles, cocoa powder, or crushed nuts for coating the truffles

Equipment:

food processor

Cooking instruction summary:

Soak the dates in hot water while you get the rest of the ingredients and start on step 2 (about 5 minutes). The water should be hot to the touch but not hot enough to burn you. Process the almonds in a food processor until coarse almond meal is formed. Add the pecans and process until they are ground up into a coarse meal as well. Drain the dates and use your hand to squeeze out excess water. Add the drained dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, agave nectar, and salt to the food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms. Use a tablespoon measure to help you form the truffles. Pack a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the tablespoon measure really pack it in there. Use your fingers to slide the half-rounded ball out of the tablespoon measure, and then use your hands to form a tightly packed ball of truffle goodness. Be gentle with them I found that they fall apart if you try to roll them into balls. It is best to squish them with your hand into perfect little spheres. Form truffles until you use up all the mixture. The last bit that was not enough for a truffle went straight into my mouth. :) If you choose to, gently roll the truffles in the toppings of your choice. I had some turtle crunch sprinkles, unsweetened coconut flakes, and extra cocoa powder. The cocoa powder definitely gives the the truffles an extra dark chocolate kick, so if you dont like the bitterness of the cocoa powder then dont use that as a topping.

 

Step by step:


1. Soak the dates in hot water while you get the rest of the ingredients and start on step 2 (about 5 minutes). The water should be hot to the touch but not hot enough to burn you.

2. Process the almonds in a food processor until coarse almond meal is formed.

3. Add the pecans and process until they are ground up into a coarse meal as well.

4. Drain the dates and use your hand to squeeze out excess water.

5. Add the drained dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, agave nectar, and salt to the food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms.

6. Use a tablespoon measure to help you form the truffles. Pack a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the tablespoon measure really pack it in there. Use your fingers to slide the half-rounded ball out of the tablespoon measure, and then use your hands to form a tightly packed ball of truffle goodness. Be gentle with them I found that they fall apart if you try to roll them into balls. It is best to squish them with your hand into perfect little spheres.

7. Form truffles until you use up all the mixture. The last bit that was not enough for a truffle went straight into my mouth. :)

8. If you choose to, gently roll the truffles in the toppings of your choice. I had some turtle crunch sprinkles, unsweetened coconut flakes, and extra cocoa powder. The cocoa powder definitely gives the the truffles an extra dark chocolate kick, so if you dont like the bitterness of the cocoa powder then dont use that as a topping.


Nutrition Information:

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107 Calories
2g Protein
7g Total Fat
11g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
107
5%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
7%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
50mg
2%

Caffeine
4mg
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
5%

Manganese
0.46mg
23%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Copper
0.21mg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Magnesium
36mg
9%

Phosphorus
64mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.09mg
5%

Potassium
154mg
4%

Iron
0.72mg
4%

Zinc
0.56mg
4%

Vitamin B1
0.05mg
3%

Calcium
27mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.43mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.04mg
2%

Folate
6µg
2%

Selenium
1µg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.13mg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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