Smoothie Lover
02. 01. 2014

Super healthy chocolate truffles. Wholesome and vegan. Without dried fruits. - The Smoothie Lover

Happy new year once again.

I’m really thrilled about the new year. I feel this is the year of change. There are so many small things i want to change. To better. 2014 is going to be great. I don’t know if you can call these actual resolutions, but here is what is going to happen in 2014:

  • Make more time for photographing, reading and playing the ukulele
  • Run a half-marathon (this won’t take long. I simply just have to find a day (read: weekend-day) where I have time for it)
  • Listen to more music and go to more concerts
  • Explore and make a lot of vegetarian food (one day I’m gonna go vegetarian)
  • Buy clothes I actually like. I’ve been struggling a lot to find my style, but I think I’m almost there now – more colorful, lots of patterns (paisley and floral) a little more special.
  • Start dancing modern dance.

But above them all I think this might be the most important:

  • Stop thinking so much and just let things happen

Super healthy chocolate truffles. Wholesome and vegan. Without dried fruits. - The Smoothie Lover

I know the holidays are over but that doesn’t mean you can’t have sweets any more does it? Of course it doesn’t. Especially when we are talking about super healthy and wholesome truffles. With no funny ingredients.

I’ve become pretty obsessed with nut butters. Unfortunately the only kind you can buy here in Denmark is peanut, and I don’t like that very much. But when I ran out of the almond butter, which I bought in the US I decided to try and make my own nut butter. This time with Brazil nuts. Great decision! It is way easier to get the oil out of Brazil nuts than almonds and hazelnuts.

Super healthy chocolate truffles. Wholesome and vegan. Without dried fruits. - The Smoothie Lover

Super healthy chocolate truffles. Wholesome and vegan. Without dried fruits. - The Smoothie Lover 2

I escuse for the bad white balance in the pictures. I don’t know what went wrong.

Enjoy!

Healthy Chocolate Truffles & New Year Resolutions
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 dl.) Brazil nut butter (or other nut butter*)
  • ½ cup (1 dl.) cooked chickpeas (canned is good)
  • 3 tbsp. honey or agave (for vegan truffles use agave)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ cup (1 dl.) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (1 dl.) shredded coconut for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a food processor blend together nut butter and chickpeas.
  2. Add in the honey/agave and salt and blend. Then add the cocoa powder.
  3. Eventually add more sweetener if desired.
  4. Shape into small balls and roll in shredded coconut.
  5. The truffles are best when refrigerated for at least half an hour.
  6. Store in an airtight conatiner.
Notes
* The truffles will have a slight taste of the nut butter, which you use. Almond butter is very neutral whereas peanut butter is very characteristic. Use whatever you want.

 

10 Responses to “Healthy Chocolate Truffles & New Year Resolutions”

  1. caileejoy says:

    These look amazing!! Sounds like you have a great bunch of resolutions for the New Year!! Happy 2014!!

  2. These look fabulous!! I can’t believe you can’t get almond butter in Denmark. These are some good resolutions too! Happy New Year!

  3. OMG these look delicious! I really want to run a half marathon as well this year! Have you to go for a run yet haha

  4. Lucy Reid says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I have just made them and they taste great and I am sure they will be even better once they have been in the fridge for half and hour. It is good to have a healthy truffle recipe that does not contain dates as I find they tend to over power the flavour. My local health food store in Sydney makes nut butter on site which I hadn’t realised till today.

    • I’m happy you like them! Leaving them in the fridge makes them taste more of cocoa. Yum!
      I decided to make a recipe on healthy truffles since I couldn’t find one which didn’t contained dates. As you said – they tend to over power the taste.
      Happy new year!

  5. These truffles look so delicious! I’ve never tried chickpeas in a dessert but I’m certainly willing to try. :)
    I love your 2014 list! I hope you have many good things to come this year. :)

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