Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Almond and Cacao Truffles

Nut and date truffles are my favourite snacks to make at the moment as they are so moreish and delicious from the get-go. I actually have to limit myself to how many times I make them as I always end up eating half the batch so by the end of it I'm left with like 5 balls!

These are the best I've made in a while. They are divine. They also keep really well in the freezer so why not make a batch for the week and let them be your treat everyday. If you are easing in to healthy eating then try substituting these for store-bought chocolates. They are just as tasty and won't leave you feeling sick or guilty as all the ingredients are good for you! I must mention though: everything in moderation! Dates are an amazing source of energy and fibre, however they have a high sugar content and should be limited if you are watching your weight.

Ingredients (makes around 12 balls):

1 cup of almonds (I like to use blanched almonds)

8 medjool dates (pitted)

1 tablespoon of cacao

1 and a 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of flaxseeds (optional)  

Simply add all the ingredients to your food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes. You should be left with a sticky mixture. Roll into balls or create your own shape (I did some experimenting with cookie cutters here). Pop into the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow them to set. Enjoy!