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Quick and Healthy Chocolate Truffles

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.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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10:35AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

thx perfect

7:55PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Thank you for the information will make some good gifts!

10:58AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Truffles are so gooooood!!! Thanks

1:00AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Thank you :)

9:47AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

11:53AM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

ty

9:56PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

thanks

9:56AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

thanks

4:02PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

yum

8:47PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Truffles are good any and every way!

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