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:
-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!