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.
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.
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.