chocolate superfood truffles
Once you start, you just can't stop. Seriously, these things are UBER addicting. I could pop them into my mouth ALL DAY LONG. These fudgey balls of chocolatey goodness are the perfect little snack to satisfy all your sweet tooth and chocolate cravings. And they'll probably even give you a little boost of energy (at least for me they do). They're packed with tons of healthy fats, carbs and superfoods. So, basically, there's no reason not to put your phone down or step away from your computer right now and go make these!
Not only are they soooooooo delicious, but they are also extremely easy to make. So easy a 4 year old could do it! And mine did. She used her Curious Chef measuring tools to help me get all the ingredients into the blender. Then we had a fun time rolling these little babies into fun-sized balls and decorating them with all the goods.
Oh! And another great thing about these is that they're great to take on the go! Unlike a chocolate bar that you'll have to worry about melting, these travel and hold up really well, even in the not-so-friendly Miami temperatures 🔥. The other day I took a bag full to the beach with us and they were the perfect mess-free snack to enjoy lounging in the sand. 😎 🌴 I'm already ready to whip up another batch!
|Servings||Prep Time||Cook Time||Total Time|
|12 balls||10 mins.||0 mins.||10 mins.|
- 1/2 cup of unroasted, unsalted cashews
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 6 pitted medjool dates
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon dried goji berries
- Optional toppings: shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts, maple sugar and cinnamon
- Combine cashews, cacao powder, coconut flakes, hemp hearts, chia seeds, cinnamon and turmeric in a blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture has become a powder (if there are still some small bits of cashews, this is fine).
- To the ground dry ingredients, add the dates, vanilla extract and goji berries.
- Blend until everything is ground and incorporated. (The mixture may appear a little dry, but just pinch a small amount between your fingers and it should be a fudgey consistency. If it is to dry to work with, add another date and small splash of vanilla extract).
- Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoonful of dough into your hands and roll into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
- Pour toppings of choice onto a small plate and roll balls onto the plate until completely coated (my favorite topping was a combination of cinnamon and maple sugar).
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.