healthy chocolate truffles

Coco-Cacao Energy Truffles                            
Power up your afternoon with these scrummy treats.  These babies are nut free. Great on the go energy boosting snack!                                

Ingredients:
1 cup of gluten free rolled oats
1 cup puffed rice
¼ cup seeds (flaxseeds, pepitas and sunflower kernals)
¼ cup shredded coconut (set some extra aside)
½ cup sultanas
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup cacao nibs
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
2 drops vanilla essence

Method:

Blend until smooth. Using hands, form balls and coat in shredded coconut.  

Tip: These can be kept in the fridge or the freezer in an airtight container, or wrapped individually in aluminium foil as a quick take away snack.  

PB2 was absolutely the perfect addition to my favorite way of making truffles: blending dates! Since the PB2 is a powder it helps to create a paste with the dates (using nut butters tends to just make it stickier haha) but still adds tons of peanut butter flavor. I can find it very easily in most of my local grocery stores, especially Whole Foods & The Fresh Market but often the local Weis and Stop & Shop carries it too.

I didn’t add any sweetener beyond the dates but if you want a sweeter truffle you could add ½ Tbsp. of agave or roll it in something sweeter than cocoa (personally I like the chocolate outside though!).

Happy truffling! :)

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