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Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles

Thursday, December 1, 2022 11:32 AM

Makes 20 snack balls 
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Vegan 
These fudgy chocolate truffles are incredibly easy to prepare and taste like a decadent treat. Medjool dates are loaded with fiber and lend a neutral sweet flavor to this recipe when paired with antioxidant-rich cacao powder. These snacks contain minerals, like iron, magnesium, and potassium, healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, and vitamin E, which may help support a healthy heart and radiant skin. 
1 cup medjool dates, pitted 
½ cup creamy almond butter 
2 Tablespoons cacao powder
3 tablespoons ground flax seeds 
½ teaspoon vanilla extract 
¼ teaspoon sea salt 
1- In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with an “s” blade, process together the dates, almond butter, cacao powder, flax seeds, vanilla, and sea salt until sticky. You may need to stop and scrape down the bowl during processing to help everything blend evenly. 
2- Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture into your hand, then roll the dough between your two hands to create a smooth ball. Set it on a plate and repeat with the remaining batter, making about 20 balls. 
3- Chill the balls in the fridge until slightly firmer, about 30 minutes, then transfer them to an airtight container. These date balls can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
Feel free to use any other nut or seed butter you love, such as cashew, walnut, or sunflower seed butter. The taste will vary depending on which nut butter you use. 
For a chocolate-free variation, omit the cacao powder and add 1 more tablespoon of ground flax seed. (You can use ground chia seeds in this recipe instead of flax if you prefer. Too)

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