Guilt-Free ✔ Easy ✔ Gluten-Free ✔

Chocolate lovers, rejoice. You can ditch the unhealthy boxed chocolates! Follow along with this recipe for the perfect quick and easy chocolate truffles for any time you feel those chocolate cravings. These small bites are meant to make you feel good, happy, energized and deeply nourished. They are made with easy ingredients that are very common to every pantry! If you have last-minute guests coming and don’t have anything prepared, this recipe is a life-saver.

Making homemade chocolate truffles couldn’t be easier and after watching the video tutorial above prepared by Health Coach Tania Koujou, you’ll agree with excitement. You don’t need fancy equipment or some complicated techniques. This is one no-bake recipe you’ll want to make again and again!

HEALTH BENEFITS

Here are some quick health benefits of the ingredients used in this recipe:

  • Dates

Dates are extremely nutritious, their calorie content is higher than most fresh fruit. They are high in fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants. They may promote brain health and natural labor. They are an excellent natural sweetener. They contain several minerals that promote bone health. Dates help control low blood sugar levels.

  • Raw Cocoa Powder

Health benefits of cocoa include decreased inflammation, improved heart and brain health, blood sugar and weight control and healthy teeth and skin.

It’s nutritious and easy to add to your diet in creative ways. However, make sure to use non-alkalized cocoa powder or dark chocolate containing more than 70% cocoa if you want to maximize health benefits.

  • Almond Butter

Some of the health benefits of almond butter include heart disease prevention, bone health, blood sugar control, lower risk of some conditions like diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers.

  • Raw Honey

Here are some health benefits raw honey has to offer: a good source of antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties, healing wounds, help with digestive issues, and soothing a sore throat.

  • Oat Flour

Oats are extremely nutritious and rich in antioxidants. They can lower cholesterol levels. Oats can improve blood sugar control. Oatmeal is very filling and may help you lose weight. Oats may help relieve constipation.

  • Milk

Milk is packed with important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, potassium and vitamin D. Plus, it’s an excellent source of protein.

Drinking milk and dairy products may prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures and even help you maintain a healthy weight.

Ready to make an irresistible dessert?

UTENSILS

You will need:

  • 1 large tray
  • 1 bowl

You can find most of the ingredients listed below on Mint Basil Market.

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 Khudri dates
  • 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 3 flat tbsp almond butter

Deep roasted almond butter is delicious with this recipe, but that’s a personal choice.

  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 3/4 cup oat flour

It’s not recommended to make your own oat flour by blending the oats because you need the flour to be very fine and powdery, which is tricky to make with a home food processor.

  • 4 to 5 splashes of milk by using the tablespoon (not a measuring one)
  • Chocolate chips or crushed plain biscuits, to use for decoration.

DIRECTIONS

This dessert is so quick and easy to make! Follow the instructions, step by step, in order to get a SUPER silky texture.

Step 1

Start by soaking the dates in hot clean water for 5 minutes, then draining the water excess by pressing each date with your hands. 

Step 2

Prepare your food processor, and start adding gradually your ingredients starting with the dates, raw cocoa powder, almond butter, raw honey, oat flour, and milk.

Step 3

Blend until you get a silky smooth dough. It shouldn't take more than one min. Once your dough forms, stop the machine.

Step 4

Taste and adjust! If you want to make your mix more chocolaty, add 1 tsp of cocoa, but not more in order to keep the silkiness, then blend.

If it feels too dry, add one splash of milk, and then blend.

Step 5

Roll into medium-sized balls and line them on parchment paper in a flat tray.

Step 6

When done rolling, freeze for 10 minutes. During that time, prepare your decorative toppings. 

Step 7

Remove the balls out of the freezer and roll them in the toppings. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. 

Devour, feel good, and have beautiful energy! Happy Easter 🐰 & Ramadan Kareem!

If you tried this recipe or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

 

April 27, 2021 — Mint Basil Team

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