Although I love chocolate, my fondness for it means I can end up eating waaaay more refined sugar than I know is good for me. Refined sugar is not only devoid of vitamins and minerals, it's also
Additionally, the extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and ground almonds provide nourishing fats and protein to keep your blood glucose levels, energy levels and mood stable. Finally, there's no dried fruit in these truffles - again, to help avoid blood glucose spikes and the subsequent mood and energy rollercoaster.
All this, and you still get a satisfying chocolate indulgence. Enjoy!
Makes 10 truffles, prep time 10 mins
GF, DF, refined sugar free, fruit free
1 cup of ground almond meal/almond flour
1/4 cup of cacao nibs
2.5 tablespoons of cocoa
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses
A good pinch of sea salt
A good pinch or two of cinnamon
Almond slivers for rolling/decoration
-Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until sufficiently combined.
-Grab a clean dinner plate and sprinkle this with the almond slivers.
-Roll a small amount of the mixture into a truffle using your hands, then roll each truffle in the almond slivers and place on the plate.
-Once all the mix has been used, cover the truffles and place them in the fridge. They will keep in your handbag or desk drawer in a container for up to two days, and for up to five days in a container in the fridge. They also make a nice gift!
Do you find it easy to cut down on refined sugar? Does it help if you have home-made, sugar-free sweet treats on hand? I welcome your comments.