Quick and Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Forget the double boilers, thermometer, and delicate techniques required to make traditional truffles. These delectable bites take minimal effort and can be made in less than 15 minutes. They satisfy even the worst chocolate cravings, yet are packed with calcium, magnesium, fiber, and life force too!

⅔ cup raw almonds

6 fresh medjool dates, pitted

2 tsp. maple syrup

2 tbsp. cocoa and more to coat truffles in

1.  Grind almonds in a food processor.

2.  Once finely ground, add dates, maple syrup and cocoa and process until smooth.

3.  Take a large teaspoonful of the almond chocolate mixture and roll into a ball between your palms.

4.  Roll in cocoa to coat.

5.  Continue with steps 2 and 3 until all almond-chocolate mixture is used.

Remember, while they are healthier than traditional truffles, like any sweet they should be enjoyed in moderation to prevent blood sugar spikes.  Fortunately, the protein and fiber in the almonds helps slow the absorption of the natural sugars into your bloodstream.

Adapted with permission from The Life Force Diet (Wiley 2009) by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

Michelle Schoffro Cook

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Jarmila Bernathova

thx perfect

Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.2 years ago

Thank you for the information will make some good gifts!

Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

Truffles are so gooooood!!! Thanks

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton2 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

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AndyNoMail O.
Past Member 3 years ago

Truffles are good any and every way!