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
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!).