Thursday, May 31, 2012

Almond Joy Truffle Bites

Refined-Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Healthy, Yummy

 Almond Joy Truffle Bites

Ingredients:
  • 6 Dates (Pitted)
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut (Unsweetened) 
  • 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tsp Coconut Oil (Melted)
  • (Optional) 1 tsp Agave Nectar
Topping:
Mix together and set aside:
  • Shredded Coconut (Unsweetened, Fine Shred)
  • Chopped Almonds
Directions:
  1. In a food processor or a high powered blender (like a vita-mix), blend first 5 ingredients until they are a fine powder or start forming a dough.
  2. If your ingredients have already formed a dough you do not need to add any coconut oil. If not, add coconut oil and blend until a dough forms.
  3. Taste the dough and see if it is sweet enough for you, if not, add some agave nectar and blend until combined.
  4. Form dough into balls, then roll in the topping mixture to cover.
  5. Put balls in the refrigerator/freezer to let them harden a little bit before serving.
 These delicious Truffle Balls are a Very Healthy alternative to an Almond Joy candy bar. Just see for yourself.
One Truffle Ball has:                    One Snack Sized Almond Joy has:
Calories 69                                 Calories 80
Total Fat 5g                                 Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 2.4g                       Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 0mg                                Sodium 20mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.8g            Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 1.7g                       Dietary Fiber .8g
Sugars 3.7g                                 Sugars 8g
Protein 1.8g                                Protein 0g
Calcium 2%                                Calcium >1%
Iron 3%                                      Iron >1%


Care for a Bite?

4 comments:

  1. They're....so...TASTY!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!! *Ate 4.* >.>

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    1. They really were! I really want to make them again! I also ate 4! The recipe made 7 but I had eaten some of the dough when I was making them, so I think it would have made 8 without me sampling it... lol

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  2. Fancy and cute! ^_^

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