10 minutes chocolate truffles for Mother´s Day recipe
Mother’s Day is coming up, and if you haven’t bought a special gift for your mom, or if you want to do it yourself and do it FAST, you can try this recipe and surprise her!
These are quick and easy to make, requiring 7 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 food processor. They’re also healthier than the average truffle, relying on dates for natural sweetness, cacao powder for antioxidants, and cashew butter and almond flour for plenty of healthy fats and protein.
As a mother, I can assure you this is a delicious gift, and she will be happy!
10 Medjool dates, pitted (about 3/4 cup or 180 g packed)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp water
1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder or cocoa powder (plus more for rolling)
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ Tbsp cashew butter (or sub other nut or seed butter)
1 healthy pinch sea salt
1/2 -3/4 cup almond flour
Line a small plate or dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
Add pitted dates, melted coconut oil, and water to a food processor (a blender can also work, but not as well). Mix until small bits remain or a paste forms.
Add cacao powder, vanilla, cashew butter, and a healthy pinch of salt and blend again to combine.
Next, add almond flour in 1/4-cup (28 g) measurements until the mixture forms a ball in the food processor. Scrape down sides as needed. You’re going for a sticky energy-bite texture (see photo).
Use a scoop or lightly oiled 1-Tbsp measuring spoon to scoop out 1-Tbsp amounts of the mixture to roll into balls between the palms of your hands. They can stick a little bit if you work slowly, so try not to overhandle them. If too sticky, add a bit of cacao powder to the mixture and/or your hands to limit sticking.
Transfer to the parchment-lined plate or dish to prevent sticking. Repeat until all truffles are formed — as the recipe is written, about 16.
Optional: Empty a small amount of cacao powder into a shallow dish or bowl and roll the truffles around to coat. This helps prevent them from sticking and also adds a more intense chocolate flavor.
At this point, you can enjoy them as is. Or, for a firmer truffle, transfer to the freezer to set for 30 minutes. Store leftover truffles covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 1 month.0 Like