Cocoa Almond No-Bake Healthy Truffles

Sep 18th

True story – I made these two weeks ago and we ate them all before I could snap a photo! Literally we ate all 30 truffles in less than 24 hours. I ate more than my fair share but the two greedy culprits were husband and 3 year old! She gobbled them down and kept asking for more treats. When you read the ingredients you’ll see why I had no problem giving her as many as she wanted. These babies are pure!

My friend Emily was telling me about a no-bake cookie like this that had a stick or two of butter in it – so just like a regular cookie but you rolled the dough instead of baking it. While it sounded delicious, it’s not the kind of thing I can keep around. One bite that is more calories than a dish of light ice cream? It would be over so fast – not worth it to me. That’s why I like these guys – they clock in well under 100 calories and everything they contain has benefits for your health. No “empty calories” here. I like to store them in the freezer and eat one or two after lunch/dinner. They’re sweet and straight from the freezer they have that awesome chewiness – also perfect to grab on the go or pack for the car (no crumbs!). If you want to entice your skeptical children, dunk these half way in melted bittersweet¬†chocolate before freezing (still healthy!).

Cocoa Almond No-Bake Healthy Cookies

Makes about 30

2/3 c. unsalted roasted almonds

30 dates, pits removed

1/2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes

2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 tbsp. coconut oil

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1. Pulse almonds in food processor until finely chopped.

2. Add remaining ingredients. Pulse/process until combined, about 20 seconds.

3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on plate or cookie sheet. Freeze for twenty minutes. Once frozen, place in tupperware container or ziplock bag. Store in fridge or freezer.

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