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These healthy truffles are made with dates, cashews, walnuts, almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and cinnamon! They are coated in dark chocolate and sprinkled with dried rosebuds. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to treat yourself!
Have you ever made truffles out of dates and nuts? I know it may sound crazy, but they are amazingly delicious and HEALTHY! They’re filled with healthy fats and superfoods, and they’re actually completely reasonable to have for breakfast, I might add. Who’s in?
These beauties were first inspired by the energy bites I make on an almost weekly basis. They’re so delicious and they’re a fantastic alternative to store-bought protein bars. They can be changed up so many different ways and made with whatever nuts/nut butters you have on hand. Super awesome!
You’d never guess that these truffles were made of super healthy ingredients. Dark chocolate being one of them!
I am in love with Chocolove’s dark chocolate. It is the silkiest, richest, most perfect chocolate I have ever tried. Everyone I give it to RAVES about it.
I made these for a dinner party my mom had recently and all of her friends were like “What is this chocolate?! It’s incredible?” SO GOOD.
So these are the “energy bites” before I coated them in chocolate and crushed rosebuds. I made these with cashews, walnuts, almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and a little vanilla and salt! Super simple, and you can really sub whatever nuts and nut butter you have on hand.
I just happen to love this combination mixed with the chocolate!
And the crushed rosebuds! How pretty are they?! They’re totally edible and you can find them here! I’ve been adding them to so many desserts lately and they’re so fun!
Especially for Valentine’s day coming up. These are something you can make ahead and keep in the fridge (they are so delicious chilled), so that you don’t have to be making some complicated dessert on V-Day, and they’ll be at-the-ready!
These would be super delicious sprinkled with a little sea salt too.
Because chocolate and sea salt is always a good idea!
Speaking of chocolate with other flavor combinations, I tried Chocolove’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups for the first time this week and I was blown. away. Seriously the best I’ve EVER tried. If you love chocolate peanut butter cups, you must try! And they have an almond butter version too!
If you can’t tell, I just really love dark chocolate and cute desserts!
Healthy Dark Chocolate Nut and Date Rose Truffles
These healthy truffles are made with dates, cashews, walnuts, almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and cinnamon! They are coated in dark chocolate and sprinkled with dried rosebuds. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want to treat yourself!
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 12 ounces pitted dates (about 1 3/4 cups)
- 1/2 cup almond butter (the natural, drippy kind)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 bars (3.2 ounces each) Chocolove dark chocolate (I used the 70%!), chopped
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- dried rosebuds for decorating
In a food processor, combine the cashews, walnuts, salt, cinnamon, chia seeds, and hemp seeds and pulse until very finely ground. Add the dates, almond butter, and vanilla and process until mixture forms a "dough". This might take several minutes, and you might have to stop and stir in the process to get things moving.
Roll mixture into 20 balls and place on a parchment lined plate or baking dish. Freeze balls for 1 hour.
Once balls are just about finished, place chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments or until melted, stirring in between. Mine took about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the coconut oil and stir until smooth.
Using a fork, carefully coat the balls in the chocolate, letting the excess drain off through the fork. Quickly sprinkle with the rosebuds (the chocolate will set up fast because the balls are cold!) Repeat until all truffles are coated. Enjoy! These keep great in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!
*Instead of the dried rosebuds, you can decorate these with sprinkles, chopped nuts, granola, or whatever you like!
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