Dark Chocolate & Coconut Almond Butter “Truffles”

What has healthy fats, some protein and of course, dark chocolate?

These delicious truffles. They are so rich and decadent, definitely one of my favorite recipes from the blog. Along with the vanilla cake and of course the chocolate mousse, I can’t decide which is my favorite.

Luckily they are all in different categories I suppose? Well now this recipe makes about twelve* little chocolate dipped “truffles” and each one has about 55 calories, 4g fat, and 2.5g protein. This obviously will vary depending on what ingredients you use.

I honestly have nothing else to say about them because they are just that good. They need no words. Just your hands to make them and mouth to eat them. Enjoy!IMG_20130218_190646Dark Chocolate & Coconut Almond Butter “Truffles” Ingredients (Inspired by this recipe)’

  • 2-3 Tbsps of Smooth Almond Butter (Raw is yummy, but you ultimately can use your choice, maybe some raw cashew butter?)
  • 2 tsps of Coconut Butter
  • 20g of Melted Dark Chocolate (70% or higher)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 Scoop of Vega All Natural or try the Chocolate Energizing Smoothie Powder
  • 1 tsp of Agave Nectar (or try honey)
  • Coating: 40g of Dark Chocolate + 2 tsp of Coconut Butter (melted together!)

Place the nut butter and coconut butter in the microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds to softened. Then mix the next three ingredients very well to form a soft dough, that can be made into a ball either using your hands or melon scooper. I just use my hands… I like to get dirty.

If too thick, add a little more agave. If too liquid-y, add more of the Vega energizing smoothie powder. Then make into ten to twelve* truffles. Place in the fridge while you prepare your dark chocolate coating. Take the dark chocolate and coconut butter and melt it together to form the coating.

Let it cool for a couple of minutes, then get your truffles from the fridge. Dip them into the chocolate coating and place on a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper. Put into the fridge for about ten minutes and then eat! Or if you are like me and can’t wait, I put it in the fridge for a minute.

But I promise waiting a bit makes it taste better. Maybe even try using white chocolate instead? Sprinkled with some cinnamon, oh yum!IMG_20130218_190920Question: Truffles or Chocolate? I’m going to go with truffles on this one. Especially Godiva’s cappuccino one. Pure chocolate and coffee bliss.

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