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Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Truffles

by Sharon on February 21, 2014

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Are you ready for this? For dark chocolate and almond butter heaven? With a touch of maple syrup as a sweetener and ground almonds for texture, these truffles are not only easy and delicious, they are gluten free, vegan and allergy friendly. The true test of recipe success is when I can’t stop eating the unfinished product. The almond butter mixture is pretty darn tasty and sampling was getting out of hand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is a simple, measure and stir recipe. Love that! After adding the almond butter, ground almonds, maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt to a mixing bowl, you are ready to stir.

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Give these truffles some crunch by mixing in some puffed brown rice. This was the stage where I began to sample. Yum-my!

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Roll the dough into heaping tablespoon sized balls onto a parchment lined baking sheetย and pop them into the freezer.

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Meanwhile, melt together some dark chocolate chip and coconut oil. Once it’s all silky and smooth, take out the balls from the freezer and one by one, roll them into the melted chocolate and place them back onto the same baking sheet. Off they go back into the freezer for about 30 minutes. Easy, right?

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These truffles look and taste amazing. You may have noticed that unlike some other blogs where you see many photos of significant others, you haven’t seen mine. Well, he’s a little camera shy and a lot private. ๐Ÿ˜‰ However, his greedy little fingers make an appearance below.ย  Just. couldn’t.ย wait.

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Immediately after, this little one started making noise too! Louis was feeling left out and popped his head around to announce himself. Much to his chagrin it was cat food instead of truffles for little Lou. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Regardless of all the distractions, I managed to take some photos and then enjoy a couple of these beauties for myself. It was thumbs up all around. Treat yourself and your loved ones this weekend and whip up a batch of these tasty truffles!

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Yields 21 balls

Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Truffles
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ยผ cup maple syrup
  • ยผ cup ground almonds
  • ยผ tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup puffed brown rice
  • ยฝ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl add the almond butter, maple syrup, sea salt, and ground almonds and stir well then fold in the puffed brown rice
  2. Form the mixture into heaping tablespoon sized balls and line up on a parchment lined baking sheet then place in the freezer
  3. Meanwhile, over medium low heat, melt the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil together until liquid
  4. Remove the balls from the freezer and one by one roll them in the melted chocolate and place them back on the baking sheet. I used 2 spoons to do this. Sprinkle each truffle with a touch of sea salt if desired
  5. Place them back in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour
  6. Keep these stored in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer
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Dearna @tohercore February 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Ooh, nut butter and chocolate is a definite weakness of mine! These look so good – and so easy too (which is always a good thing ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the sneaky pic of your cat too – so cute!

Sharon February 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Thanks Dearna! And Louis the cat thanks you too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He loves compliments!

Tiffany @ Triple Crรจme Decadence February 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Yum! I’ve never had a truffle with almond butter. I have to give these a try! I love the pic w/your cat. So cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sharon February 23, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Hey thanks Tiffany! That spot has become a favourite of Louis the cat. He doesn’t like being left out and if we’re in the kitchen this is where he goes to stay in the loop. He is pretty cute. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens February 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Yes, yes and yes – I am 100% ready for some dark chocolate and almond butter heaven! Like, right this very minute!!! These look INSANE! I absolutely can’t wait to make them … pinning double-fast! ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh – and I loved the sneaky fingers pic and the shot of darling Louis – clearly these truffles draw a crowd!

Sharon February 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm

I’m debating making a batch of these right now because, you’re right, these truffles bring all my boys to the yard! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Taylor @ greens & chocolate February 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

Oooh I just love these cute little healthy balls of deliciousness!!

Sharon February 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

Thanks Taylor! I love that you love my cute balls. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wendy Omiotek March 10, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Deeee-vine!! Will definitely be making these more than once!

Sharon March 10, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Aren’t they almost too good?!

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