HEALTHY SUGAR FREE RAW CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Being sugar-free, mostly vegan, not-traditionally-religious and indifferent towards rabbits leaves me feeling a little underwhelmed by all that is Easter. I do fully support the bank holiday weekend however, and LOVE that my school teacher boyfriend gets two weeks off work so that I can drag him to yoga classes with me and have someone share bucket sized smoothies with. But the hot cross buns and egg shaped chocolates are all kind of lost on me.

Healthy Sugar Free Chocolate Truffles

These healthy, sugar free, raw chocolate truffles however are totally scrumptious, intensely chocolatey and best of all – you can make a MAHOUSIVE batch of them once a week and nibble on the them 100% guilt free every single day of the year. Whenever you need a sweet little energy boost, they are your friend.

You don’t even need to send your granny a flowery Easter card or wear a bonnet to enjoy these treats and they won’t set you off on a blood sugar roller-coaster which inevitably ends with your head buried deep in the fridge as you search for the answer to your wild, unfathomable 11pm hunger pangs. A couple popped in a tupper wear in your bag are the best little snack for after the gym and they’ll come to your rescue when the conveyor belt of sugar loaded fancies starts floating past your desk on a Friday afternoon.

Healthy Sugar Free Raw Chocolate Truffles

Best of all, I’ve costed these up and they don’t even break the bank to make. I keep the quantity of dates and maple syrup to a minimum to save both pennies and fructose levels, and add my favourite superfood of the month buckwheat to the recipe to add even more healthy nutrient rich, fibre-full wholegrain goodness and a little crunch to this recipe.

Of course if you really are into Easter then you could always roll them egg-shaped, wrap them up and hide them all over your garden. Just make sure you remember where they are and collect them all in before rodents or squirrels get to them first. I won’t be held responsible for an outbreak of superfood charged, health warrior vegan wildlife taking over the country.

HEALTHY SUGAR FREE RAW CACAO TRUFFLES
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Servings
28 truffles
Servings
28 truffles
HEALTHY SUGAR FREE RAW CACAO TRUFFLES
Print Recipe
Servings
28 truffles
Servings
28 truffles
Ingredients
Servings: truffles
Instructions
  1. First whizz up the almonds and pumpkin seeds in your blender until they start to go a bit powdery, not too far, but you don't want huge lumps or you'll have seriously lumpy truffles which wont stick together so easily.
  2. Next, add the all of the rest of the ingredients APART FROM the buckwheat, chia seeds and desicated coconut and whizz up into a big sticky mass of goodness.
  3. Now, careful with the buckwheat. Pop it in a pan and toast slowly, being careful not to forget it and let it burn. I might have done this more than a few times...
  4. Once golden and starting to smell scrummy and toasted, take off the heat and crush up the buckwheat grouts a little - either by placing in a clean tea towel or plastic bag and smacking about with a rolling pin, or in a separate blending device if you are like me and have a kitchen which is starting to look like the electrical section of an Argos catalog. Be careful just to break them up very slightly though - you want them to be crunchy little morsels still, but not powder. Powder is buckwheat flour and that's a whole other recipe.
  5. Add your buckwheat groats to the sticky truffle mixture and blend up a little more until all mixed in. The reason the buckwheat can't go in earlier is that it will break down too much in the blender and make your truffle mix really powdery and dry and then your won't be able to stick your truffles together. It's really annoying when that happens.
  6. Take teaspoon sized scoops of the mixture and roll in your hands to make balls... or eggs if you're coming over all Easter.
  7. Roll half the balls in your chia seeds and half in coconut to coat in a variety of scrumptiousness.
  8. NOW EAT! Or store in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for much longer. Or just EAT!
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