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healthy chocolate truffles

18 March, 2016

Easter is probably one of my favourite times of the year. It’s a time for reflection and a time to be with family and friends whilst eating unlimited amounts of chocolate and hot cross buns without being judged for it. The idea of self-control goes out the window. Thankfully, Easter is also a time for forgiveness. 

My sister reminded me the other day that she has given up processed chocolate for the year. As a self-confessed chocaholic, this is kind of a big deal for her. Given that she is one of the most headstrong people that I know, I am not surprised in the least that she had stuck to it. 

However, with Easter fast approaching, I wanted her to feel a part of the easter fun, without her releasing the floodgates to any regrettable incidents that would inedibly lead to a chocolate-induced coma. She’s an all or nothing kind of girl. 

healthy chocolate truffles

I’m all about technicalities in my life. I had an assignment due this week that had to be “about 3,000 words”. 4,500 words is about that, right? So, using this logic, I decided that if I use cacao, it’s technically not chocolate, so I’m fine. After a little bit of research,  I was inspired to make healthy chocolate (sorry, cacao) truffles. Or, more accurately vegan, refined sugar free, high protein, gluten free balls of chocolatey  amazingness.  The best bit is, I can free them and pass them off as Easter eggs. 

 

healthy cacao truffles
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Vegan, gluten free, nut free, refined sugar free, high protein, balls of chocolatey amazingness.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  2. 2 tbls cacao powder
  3. 1 cup pitted dates
  4. (optional: salt, vanilla essence, peppermint essence, cinnamon etc.)
  5. chia seeds, extra cacao or coconut for rolling
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Roll the mixture into 1tbls sized balls and coat in chia seeds or cacao.
  3. Place in the fridge or freezer for 1/2 hour.
  4. Enjoy.
Notes
  1. You can adapt the recipe however you want. Think about adding a roasted hazelnut to the middle or adding in peppermint essence to make choc mint balls. The possibilities are endless.
Adapted from kris carr
Adapted from kris carr
Travelling Table Tales http://travellingtabletales.com/

healthy chocolate truffles

 

 

healthy chocolate truffles

healthy chocolate truffles

Cacao induced coma, here I come. 

xx Liz 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Kristy at Southern In Law 20 March, 2016 at 8:13 am

    These look so delicious! The perfect healthy chocolate treat!

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 20 March, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you so much! They are so easy to make. I love having healthy treats in the house, and these are perfect for when I want to make something at the last minute!

  • Reply Claire 22 March, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Yum! I love how simple these are and they look scrumptious!

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