Thursday, September 22, 2016

Date and Walnut Truffles

Life is all about balance. I love baking cakes, biscuits, slices and tarts but I also do a large amount of clean eating cooking as well. Maddi is vegetarian and I'm almost one (with the exception of small amounts of chicken and seafood), so we need to find our protein in other ways. We make a lot of protein balls and energy bars to keep us fueled and eat a large range of plant based proteins. Our biggest vice is chocolate, so when we found the recipe for these scrumptious Date and Walnut Truffles, we discovered we can have our cake and eat it too:
These decadent little truffles are a healthier alternative for us and they curb those cravings for that bar of chocolate or that heavy dessert. Maddi and I have been enjoying one of these after dinner and they are just so good, I had to share the recipe with you. The original recipe came with our smoothie maker but over time, I had adapted it to suit our tastes and the best part about it is, you can adapt it to suit your own as well.
They are filled with luscious dates, walnuts, coconut, cinnamon and cacao but they are also lovely with the addition of chia seeds, almonds, almond meal and shredded coconut (I prefer the desiccated). The quantity of cacao powder is quite large, so adjust this if you like but I love how rich and decadent it makes them. Just remember to adjust the amount of coconut oil you use if you add or subtract ingredients, as you don't want the oil to overpower the flavour but you need enough to combine the ingredients.
There's minimal cleanup as once the prep work is done, everything goes straight into the food processor or blender and your mixture is ready to roll into balls and then into some extra coconut. This recipe makes around 16 truffles and they store well in the fridge, or you can freeze them for up to a month. This quantity suits Maddi and I for a week but half the recipe if you need less.
We have experimented with homemade healthy chocolate or peanut butter cups but I wasn't a fan as the coconut oil was way too prominent for my tastes. These truffles are a wonderful balance of health and yumminess without feeling naughty.
If you would like to make your own Date and Walnut Truffles, you can download the recipe HERE or right click on the photo below and save to your computer for later:
I'm positive you are going to love these Date and Walnut Truffles as much as Maddi and I do. They are packed with super foods, they are easy to make and they are something to look forward to, every night after dinner :)
Happy baking :)

1 comment:

Ɓgueda said...

They have a really appetizing! This is breakfast time and I would eat a few :) Thanks for the recipe.

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