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Friday Foodspiration: Cacao Truffles

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Who doesn't have a chocolate craving occasionally? Luckily, there are healthy ways to indulge. These truffles are full of healthy fat, protein, fiber, and antioxidants.  The key is to use unprocessed cacao powder that hasn't been stripped of its natural nutritional content. 

I wrote about the many health benefits of cacao and how to pick the best chocolate in the post Is Chocolate Good For Me?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Swerve or Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 cup Cacao Powder*
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour (or a little more)

Instructions:

  1. Cream together almond butter, coconut butter, and sweetener.
  2. Add remaining ingredients until well combined (you may need additional flour to get the dough to hold together if your nut butter is more oily than mine).
  3. Scoop out dough and form into 12 balls.
  4. Refrigerate until set (about 30 minutes). Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

*Look for unprocessed Organic Cacao Powder for the most nutritional benefit. This is not the same as Dutch Cocoa Powder we most often see in the grocery store.  It will be found in the natural food section.