“I can’t believe they’re not chocolate!”
Healthy Chocolate Truffles
If you are wanting to indulge in the festive treats it’s all about the sugar and carbs, but this recipe is taking it easy on these main two food groups. In fact if you can see your way to just about eliminating all refined carbs and sugars from your diet over the festive season you will notice that in the New Year you will be feeling a lot better than say, last year when over indulging got a little out of control. These chocolate truffles are fantastic to curb the sugar cravings; they look like your traditional rum or chocolate Christmas truffle balls but are a fabulously healthier option. These can be gluten free as well, just leave out the oats.
- 200g dried figs, chopped
- 200g dried dates, chopped
- ¼ cup or rum or brandy (optional)
- 50g sunflower seeds
- 50g pumpkin seeds
- 50g walnuts
- 1 cup natural muesli or oats (optional, you can use almond or nut meal instead)
- 5 tblsp of dutch or raw cocoa (the dutch cocoa is available in the supermarket)
- 1 tblsp vanilla essence
- 3 tblsp of coconut oil
- ½ cup of naked sugar free ginger, diced
- 3 cups of desiccated coconut or extra dutch cocoa
Mix the figs and the dates with the brandy and allow them to sit overnight.
In a food processor or blender, combine the nuts until a fine meal and set these aside.
Place the figs and dates into the food processor and blend until broken up, add in the oats, cocoa, the vanilla essence and the coconut oil and continue to blend. You may need to do this in batches.
Add in the nuts and combine again until the mixture really comes together and is quite smooth, when you are almost to the consistency, add in the chopped ginger and pulse again until combined.
Store in the fridge or in an airtight container. These will store in the fridge for up to 2 months.