Just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Here’s an awesome low fat delectable treat with that minty holiday flavor. Makes 15 truffles.
30 dates, pitted (medjools are my favorite)
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp peppermint extract
4 tbsp cacao nibs
2 tbsp cocoa powder for rolling
Pit your dates and add them into a food processor.
Add in your 4 tbsp of cocoa powder, cacao nibs, and peppermint.
*If your dates are not soft, make sure to soak them prior to making this. Drain the water off before making.
Blend together in your food processor until mixed well. You may need to stop the blades and push everything down once or twice and turn it back on.
Once the mixture is blended. Dust a surface with 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and start rolling the mixture into about 2 inch balls. Once you have a ball shape, roll them in the cocoa powder and set aside. You can also put this into a square dish and make into bars.
Repeat until all the mixture is gone. The recipe should make 15 truffles.
I usually put these in a glass container and freeze them (it slows me down) or else I would eat them all in a day but they would also be fine stored in the fridge. Trust me they wont last long!