Healthier Chocolate Truffles

chocolate-truffles

photo: mindovermunch.com

Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to spread the holiday cheer than with a healthy edible gift. These chocolate truffles are only 32 calories a piece (not including toppings) and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. All you need to do is make these delicious treats with love and toss them in a mason jar with a bow. This gift couldn’t be easier or tastier!

Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds
1.5 cups packed dates
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
melted chocolate

Optional toppings
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Holiday sprinkles
Crushed walnuts
Crushed peppermint candy

Procedure
1. Blend all ingredients except melted chocolate and optional toppings in a food processor until it becomes a pasty consistency
2. Spoon your mixture 1 teaspoon at a time onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprayed
3. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or overnight to make it more manageable
4. Remove from the refrigerator and mold each teaspoon of truffle mixture into a ball
5. Dip each truffle ball into some melted chocolate, and then into a bowl of your toppings to cover it completely!
6.  Allow to dry and devour, OR package in mason jars and give it as a holiday gift!

Recipe: mindovermunch.com

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