These nutty chocolate truffles were a great success… a couple of days ago I made some chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, which I offered to my toddler when they were still warm and melty from the oven.. he took one bite, screwed up his nose and threw it across the room! So I offered him one of my precious nutty chocolate truffles instead, which I’d made with my fabulous ingredients from Indigo Herbs, and he couldn’t get enough of it. I need to make a second batch as my first batch wasn’t big enough!
These are a wonderful sweet snack, full of goodness, no refined sugar, and with a chocolatey hit that really makes them feel like a treat.
2 cups of pitted medjool dates
1/2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1/2 cup almonds (I used whole almonds, but you could also use ground almonds for a smoother texture)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 tablespoon almond butter (not pictured)
Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a food processor until you have a lovely smooth, sticky mixture, then fashion into truffle balls using your hands – and enjoy! If you use whole almonds as I did it could take a little while for the mixture to be smooth enough – however I did love the added crunch of the almond pieces in the truffles.
So what’s so great about almonds? They are rich in vitamin E, essential minerals, B vitamins, protein and iron. Plus almond butter is so deliciously moreish! You can read more about the health boosting properties of these ingredients, and of course purchase them to make your own Nutty Chocolate Truffles, from www.indigoherbs.co.uk
Indigo Herbs have also put together a free e-book full of healthy yet indulgent Easter treats which you can download here. It includes my Superfood Carob Crispie cakes which were the first of my series of healthy Easter goodies. I also made some raw chocolate eggs which were amazing, if you’ve never tried raw chocolate before now is the time to try it!
I hope you have fun creating some delicious treats this Easter, I’ve really enjoyed it – and so has my little 13 month old taste tester! (I’ll keep working on that peanut butter cookie recipe….!)