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Skinny Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

Posted Dec 11 2012 9:52am

Skinny Chocolate Cranberry Truffles

These skinny cranberry chocolate truffles are a delicious lighter healthier way to indulge your chocolate cravings without blowing your PointsPlus budget. And with just 4 ingredients – dried cranberries, old fashioned oats, hot fudge sauce and unsweetened cocoa powder – they’re a snap to make.

The recipe for these skinny cranberry chocolate truffles is adapted from one for chocolate cherry truffles in the  Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget-Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love , which called for dried cherries, which tend to be expensive. Since I always have Craisins on hand, I decided to use them instead.

The oats and cranberries make these more chewy and therefore, more satisfying than your typical chocolate ganache truffle. Each one has a Weight Watchers PointsPlus value of 2.

As you can imagine, they were a hit with me and my chocolate loving family.

Enjoy!

Skinny Cranberry Chocolate Truffles
 

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A lighter, healthier way to indulge your chocolate cravings
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fat free hot fudge sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions
  1. Place the dried cranberries in the bowl of a mini food processor fitted with a chopping blade. Process until they are very finely chopped and sticking together. With a spatula, transfer the cranberries to a small mixing bowl. Add the oats, hot fudge and 1 tablespoon of the cocoa powder. Using your hands or an electric mixer, mix until well combined.
  2. Place the remaining 2 teaspoons cocoa powder in a small shallow dish.
  3. Working quickly so the fudge doesn’t melt, divide the mixture into 6 equal parts that are about 1 tablespoon each. Carefully form each into a ball.
  4. Roll each ball in the cocoa powder until evenly coated. When all the balls have been coated with the cocoa, place in a sieve and carefully bump the side of the sieve with the palm of your hand to shake off the excess cocoa powder, otherwise if there is too much cocoa powder the first bite will be bitter!
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container lined with wax paper for up to 1 week.
  6. Note: If the mixture gets too soft/melted to roll, place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill and then proceed with forming the mixture into balls. The recipe says you can enjoy them immediately, but I liked them better after they chilled in the fridge for a while.

Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 truffle): 55 calories, 1.7 g fat, 10.3 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 1.1 g protein and 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

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