December 21, 2014

Salted Chocolate Coconut Truffles

oooh lala ;) chocolate truffles? that are healthy? is that possible?

well, my friend, it is indeed.

these truffles were inspired by my coconut pumpkin butter power bites, and appeal to those who can't stand the overly-sweet taste of the power bites. since cocoa powder is bitter, the sweetness from the dates balance everything out, while the salt brings out the chocolate taste and add a sweet and salty level to the treat ;)

and sticking them on lollipop sticks is always fun; plus, they get pretty sticky if they're left out for a while, so if you're planning on giving this as a gift (say for your teachers) and they won't be in the fridge for a while, then it's probably a good idea to stick them on lollipop sticks.

Recipe: Salted Chocolate Coconut Truffles
By: Hannah Claudia

1 cup of black beans, cooked
1 cup of medjool dates, pitted and soaked for about 30 minutes
1/8 cup of cocoa powder (about 2-3 tablespoons), plus more for coating
1/2 tsp of salt (add more if you want)
pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for coating 

lollipop sticks


1. Drain the water that the dates were soaking in.
2. Blend the black beans, dates, cocoa powder, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor until 
you achieve a creamy paste.
3. Toss in all of the other ingredients and mix. If it's too sticky, then add more pumpkin seeds/oats/coconut.
4. Shape a tablespoon of the mixture into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
5. Roll the truffles in coconut flakes or cocoa powder.
6. Stick a lollipop stick in the truffle and pinch the end of the truffle near the lollipop stick to make sure that it's securely on the stick.
7. Leave the truffles in the fridge for at least 1/2 an hour to set up.

don't forget to check out my  coconut pumpkin butter power bites!

xoxo, hannah

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