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Peanut Butter Nut Truffles

Posted Dec 21 2010 10:48am

I know this has been more of an indulgent dessert blog rather than a healthy living blog lately. Often people say to me, “but that recipe you posted wasn’t healthy!” My response to them is that treating yourself and eating decadent, rich desserts sometimes is healthy! You can’t always live in a state of broccoli, frozen yogurt and apples. Eating dessert is part of living a healthy life. Depriving yourself of a dessert you REALLY want to eat is NOT healthy, it’s quite the opposite.

So with that said, I bring you another dessert recipe. This one is a bit less guilt, but doesn’t lack in the taste area. I have been amazed by the bloggers who has been making chocolate and truffles and I figured it was my turn to give it a try. I found these from Angela at Oh She Glows, where she makes tons of amazing desserts I have yet to try.

It’s funny because she lives in Canada and some food items are named different there. These truffles are a good example of that because I had no clue what icing sugar was, and instead of googling it I just used regular turbinado sugar. They are still amazing, but if you want to stay true to the recipe, use icing sugar…which I later found out is confectioners/powdered sugar.

After processed and mixed together

Rolling in chocolate

Getting Hardened

Making Good Choices Blog

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

adapted from Angela @ Oh She Glows

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soaked cashews (soaked for 15 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates (about 8)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbs turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (melted in microwave or double broiler)

In a food processor process almonds and cashews. Add in sugar and then dates, process until crumbly. Remove ingredients to a medium sized bowl. Add in peanut butter, sea salt and vanilla extract. Mix together until well combined. Form into balls and roll or dip into chocolate.

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Wrapped and Gifted

Next time I might even try using agave nectar to see how that works out. I put these truffles in a cellophane bag and tied it with cute festive ribbon. They make a perfect gift!

I feel semi like myself today, finally!!

Have a good day!

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