Black Bean Brownie Truffles

September 14, 2013

You guys are gonna think I'm insane. Healthy truffles? You mean those rich, decadent balls of awesomeness that I only eat once a year because if I did more than that, my pants would be too tight and my bank account would be empty? (Nice chocolate is expensive, guys)

Yes. Truffles. Healthy ones. That you can make at home. For less than $10. 
I'm not kidding!

Let me introduce you to the ingredients!
You will need only 5 things:
-Cocoa powder
-Coconut Oil
-A bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
-Sugar, Stevia, Honey, Agave or other sweetener of your choice.
and, for the yummy, rich, truffle texture,
-a can of low sodium Black Beans

Beans? Chocolate? What?
It sounds crazy, but it works. They taste just like brownie batter.

To make these almost too-good-to-be-true truffles, start by draining and rinsing your beans. Pat them dry with a paper towel, and grind them up with a blender or food processor.

Then, transfer the bean mash to a bowl and add 4 tbsp of cocoa powder and 2 tbsp coconut oil for binding. Sweeten gradually to taste.

For a little bit of extra richness, I melted down a handful of chocolate chips and mixed it in with my filling. This is optional, but I feel it made the truffles extra yummy.

Place your mixture in the fridge, and allow to set for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Then, you'll be able to ball your truffles. I made mine about the size of a marble.

Melt about a cup and a half of your chocolate chips and coat each of your chilled truffles with a thin layer of the melted chocolate. Place each truffle on a flat surface and allow to harden.

Store your truffles in an air-tight container in your fridge and serve cold.
Most of all, enjoy!

Have you ever tried something like this?
If you do, let me know what you think!

6 comments

  1. These look great, I'm going to try these :)

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  2. Oh this sounds so interesting, never would have thought to put beans with chocolate but if it works it works.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  3. Wow these look too good to be true! Pinned it and will hopefully try it out soon! Just don't know where to get coconut oil, never seen it in the supermarket...

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  4. WOW chocolate is my one weakness...not good when your trying to be good before a holiday, but seeing as these are 'super healthy' I guess I won't have to feel so guilty!

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    Thanks x

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  5. I made these today and they were amazing!!! I used agave and a little bit of stevia for sweetness. I made a chocolate sauce with coconut oil, cocoa and agave using a little on the mixture as well as putting it over the truffles and they were amazing!! I can't wait to share this recipe with others :-)

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