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RecipEASY: Nutty Truffles

RecipEASY: Nutty Truffles

Kayla Sheely , 03/03/2016

Whether you are looking to adopt a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet or are just trying to find healthier alternatives to some of your favorite dishes, we have great recipes on our site to suit your tastes!

Some of our recipes can look a little intimidating, though. That’s why we created a weekly segment called RecipEASY — to make healthy eating easier. We (Kate and Kayla) make a recipe from our site and break it down to give you helpful tips and modifications. Since neither of us are professional chefs, we are always looking for ways to simplify healthy recipes!

This week we made…

Nutty Truffles

Looking for a healthy dessert you can take to a social event or have for a special occasion? Search no further! These truffles are a simple, healthy recipe.

All you need is shredded coconut (unsweetened), rolled oats, natural peanut butter, dates, almond milk, natural cocoa powder, and peanuts. Find the full measurements here.

The instructions seemed simple enough: put all of the ingredients (except the peanuts) in a food processor (we had to use a high powered blender) and blend until smooth.

The recommend 3 tablespoons of almond milk was not enough, however. We stalled the blender (and thought we broke it).

The mixture was too dry, and the dates weren’t getting blended. We kept adding milk until the blender was able to work through all of the mixture and achieve a smooth consistency. By the end, we probably used about a cup of almond milk.

Once we had smooth dough, the rest was easy! We rolled the dough into about 20-25 balls. In hindsight, we should have made the balls much smaller as they were very rich.

After rolling the balls in the chopped peanuts, they were ready to serve!

We were pressed for time. The balls were even a little warm at first because the blender worked so hard it heated the dough. We’d recommend putting them in the freezer!

I personally don’t like coconut and didn’t expect to like these truffles, but the combination of cocoa, peanut butter, and coconut blended very well together. Try this recipe for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below!


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