These truffles make a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth! Not only are they low in added sugar but they are a good source of fiber. You may roll them in cocoa powder or nuts or dip them in dark chocolate and drizzle with white chocolate for a fancier treat.
1-1/2 cups walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds
Pinch of sea salt
13-14 large Medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Place nuts and salt in a food processor and process until finely ground. Add remaining ingredients and process until all mixed and uniformly crumbly. With the machine running, add a few drops of water at a time, just until the mass starts to stick together in a big ball. (Better to add too little than too much!)
- Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and place on a cookie sheet or cake pan. Continue until all of the dough is formed into balls. Alternatively, press into a square pan and cut into squares.
- (Optional step): Roll balls in dried coconut, chopped nuts, or cocoa powder if you wish OR For optional chocolate coating: Measure 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1-1/2 teaspoons coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth. One at a time, dip brownie balls into chocolate mixture until coated and place on wax paper. (Hint: Use a fork to allow excess chocolate to drop off of brownie). Roll in chopped nuts or allow chocolate to become firm and then drizzle with white chocolate.
- Store truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 20 truffles.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 117, Calories from fat 38, Total fat 4.2 grams, saturated fat 0.6 grams, trans fats 0 grams, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 13 mg, potassium 74 mg, total carbohydrates 20 grams, dietary fiber 3 grams, sugars 15.7 grams, protein 2.7 grams