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15 Minute Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.42

$0.42 per serving

39 people like this recipe

39 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan side dish
spoonacular Score:43%

Spoonacular Score: 43%

 

15 Minute Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles might be a good recipe to expand your side dish recipe box. This recipe makes 12 servings with 108 calories, 2g of protein, and 7g of fat each. For 42 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 39 people found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. A mixture of dates, sea salt, water, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. It is brought to you by Foodista. With a spoonacular score of 42%, this dish is solid. Users who liked this recipe also liked Dark Chocolate Truffles, Dark chocolate truffles, and Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles.

Ingredients

Servings:
15
15  dried dates
dried dates
0.75 cups
0.75 cups slivered almonds
slivered almonds
0.5 cups
0.5 cups pecans
pecans
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cocoa powder
cocoa powder
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp agave nectar
agave nectar
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps sea salt
sea salt
1 cup
1 cup water
water
some
some coconut flakes
coconut flakes
15  dried dates
15
dried dates
0.75 cups slivered almonds
0.75 cups
slivered almonds
0.5 cups pecans
0.5 cups
pecans
0.25 cups cocoa powder
0.25 cups
cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1 Tbsp
agave nectar
0.25 tsps sea salt
0.25 tsps
sea salt
1 cup water
1 cup
water
some coconut flakes
some
coconut flakes

Equipment

food processor
food processor
food processor
food processor


Instructions

Soak the dates in hot water while you get the rest of the ingredients and start on step 2 (about 5 minutes). The water should be hot to the touch but not hot enough to burn you. Process the almonds in a food processor until coarse almond meal is formed. Add the pecans and process until they are ground up into a coarse meal as well. Drain the dates and use your hand to squeeze out excess water. Add the drained dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, agave nectar, and salt to the food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms. Use a tablespoon measure to help you form the truffles. Pack a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the tablespoon measure really pack it in there. Use your fingers to slide the half-rounded ball out of the tablespoon measure, and then use your hands to form a tightly packed ball of truffle goodness. Be gentle with them I found that they fall apart if you try to roll them into balls. It is best to squish them with your hand into perfect little spheres. Form truffles until you use up all the mixture. The last bit that was not enough for a truffle went straight into my mouth. :) If you choose to, gently roll the truffles in the toppings of your choice. I had some turtle crunch sprinkles, unsweetened coconut flakes, and extra cocoa powder. The cocoa powder definitely gives the the truffles an extra dark chocolate kick, so if you dont like the bitterness of the cocoa powder then dont use that as a topping.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.42
Ingredient
15 dried dates
¾ cups slivered almonds
½ cups pecans
¼ cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon agave nectar
some coconut flakes
Price
$1.20
$1.45
$1.54
$0.35
$0.30
$0.15
$0.08
$5.06

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
107 Calories
2g Protein
7g Total Fat
11g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
107
5%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
7%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
50mg
2%

Caffeine
4mg
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
5%

Manganese
0.46mg
23%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Copper
0.21mg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Magnesium
36mg
9%

Phosphorus
64mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.09mg
5%

Potassium
154mg
4%

Iron
0.72mg
4%

Zinc
0.56mg
4%

Vitamin B1
0.05mg
3%

Calcium
27mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.43mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.04mg
2%

Folate
6µg
2%

Selenium
1µg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.13mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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