No-Bake Chocolate Truffles

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Healthy dessert recipes are becoming easier and easier to find these days as more people are realizing the importance of cutting down the amount of sugar they eat. If you're obsessed with chocolate as it is, then this recipe for no-bake chocolate truffles will become your new favourite treat. The best part is, they are made with all healthy ingredients, so you are actually nourishing your body instead of filling it with junk. These super soft and chewy truffles are also vegan and paleo so they will fit in with a lot of lifestyle choices and healthy living choices. There's also absolutely no refined sugar in these little truffles. Now, you might be wondering if there's no sugar in them then how will they ever be considered a dessert? Well, they include dates which are considered one of nature’s candies. It turns out that dates also give you some fibre which is much needed in most people's diets these days. The dates not only provide the sweetness, but they also give the truffles that chewy texture that makes them so irresistible.

If you can, try and use organic Medjool dates that are fresh and moist. If the dates you use aren't moist, you can soak them in hot water before you blend them so that they blend better. You will also use some almond butter in this recipe which adds some good fat and more richness to the dessert recipe. It also prevents them from getting too sticky too. There's also some almond flour, some cacao powder and some maca powder as well. The cacao and maca powders give these truffles a nice little kick of energy which will satisfy your chocolate craving and give you an energy boost that will sustain you throughout the day. They are also gluten-free which is nice since many people are intolerant to gluten these days. So if you brought them to a party or an event, everyone should be safe to eat them. The best part is, these don't have to bake, and they only take about 20 to 30 minutes to make. This recipe from Rachel from Bakerita makes 15 truffles total, so if you need more, you can always double the recipe too.

You can find most of the ingredients for this recipe at your local grocery store since most of these foods are becoming more popular these days. Make sure to use raw cacao powder for the maximum health benefits rather than the processed cocoa powder which has many of the nutrients removed through the refining process. If you can't find the ingredients at your grocery store, try a health food store in your area, and if you don't have one of those, you can also order these ingredients online. So first, you'll add the Medjool dates to the blender and blend them up until they are nice and smooth. It helps to scrape down the sides of the blender as you blend so that you get it all mixed up completely. Once your dates are all processed, add in the almond flour, almond butter, cacao powder, maca powder, and some sea salt and blend everything until it's all combined and totally smooth. Once you have your dough made use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to make small little balls of dough. Roll the dough between your hands and then place them on a piece of parchment paper. You can also roll them in cacao powder or even some coconut to give them some extra flavour and dimension. You can store the truffles in the fridge where you can keep them for a week. Enjoy these amazing chocolate truffles and try out some other healthy dessert recipes on Bakerita.***

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