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Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles

Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are generally deemed sinful thanks to the preponderance of cream and butter that is part of their charm. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This version relies on raw cashews and dates for a rich and healthy base that is packed with nutrients rather than high-calorie dairy.

1 bag or bar of dark chocolate (12 oz)
1 2/3 cups raw cashews
8 oz dates, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Zest of 1/2 of an orange

1. Melt chocolate in double boiler until just melted.
2. Meanwhile, blend 2/3 cups cashews with 2/3 cups water in blender on high for 30 seconds. Chop remaining cashews and set aside.
3. Fold together melted chocolate, cashew mixture, dates, sea salt, and orange zest.
4. Refrigerate until firm, approximately 45 minutes. Roll 3/4-inch balls in hands and then in chopped cashews. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Note: Truffles will keep in freezer up to 1 month.)

Makes 24 truffles

Nutrition info per truffle: 105 calories; 5 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 1 g protein; 15 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g fiber; 5 mg sodium.

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1:01AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Thank you :)

9:48AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

10:34AM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

Mmmmmmm....i've always loved making my own chocolate treats with different nut butters, cashews being one of my favorite!
Also try mixing coconut oil (very healthy and even medicinal) with almond butter and cocoa, for example - delicious!!!

2:47PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

mmmmm

11:48AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

yum

3:37PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

can't argue with chocolate.

3:28PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

sounds delicious

9:57AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

thanks

4:03PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

yum

8:47PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Pass some over here!

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