Chocolate almond truffles
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Recipe type: truffles
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Serves: 9 truffles
 
These easy and healthy chocolate almond truffles are made with almond butter and dates for a paleo spin on a classic.
Ingredients
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed and halved
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter (I used salted as well)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup almonds, finely chopped for rolling
Instructions
  1. Combine dates and extracts in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add the almond and coconut butters and process until fully incorporated and mixture becomes smoother.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except the chopped almonds and process until mixture is sticky to the touch and able to easily roll into balls.
  4. Roll into tablespoon sized balls and set aside.
  5. Put chopped almonds in a small dish and roll truffles into nuts. You'll have to sort of press the nuts into the truffle for them to stick.
  6. Place on a plate and refrigerate for about 30 minutes so they firm up a bit.
  7. Store them covered in the fridge.
Recipe by Running to the Kitchen at http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/chocolate-almond-truffles/