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Take Back the Kitchen: Alma's Chocolate Hazelnut Date "Truffles"

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Looking for a crazy delicious dessert that you can feel virtuous about eating? Try these healthy faux chocolate truffles that may even fool your children. Keep them stored in a glass tupperware in the fridge for a week (even longer!) and snack on them without the guilt!

Chocolate Coated Hazelnut Date Truffles:


one cup shelled hazelnuts
1 1/2 cups pitted dates
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Combine above ingredients in a food processor until it starts to ball up and stick together
If you can mold balls out of the "dough" you can do so (that means they are ready!). If it is still crumbly, add a few more dates until they are sticky enough to mold
(should make about 20 3/4 inch balls)
lay the finished ones on wax paper on top of something hard like a wooden cutting board

Coating:

They are now ready for rolling in the chocolate which I like to do with chopsticks or toothpicks
one cup dark chocolate morsels or good quality cholate chopped
1/4 tsp ground espresso/coffee beans
1/4 cup almond milk (can use cow's milk)
Combine chocolate and almond milk in a double boiler until melted-keep stirring
Add in the espresso grounds and stir in
Let cool to warm but not too cool because then the chocolate will be too hard to roll the truffles in
Roll each truffle in the chocolate and then place back on the wax paper
When all are coated, place in the fridge to harden-should only take 1/2 hour or so
Makes about 20 3/4 " truffles

For more great recipes from Alma, check out: takebackthekitchen.com

Posted in: *Recipes, Blog, Take Back the Kitchen on 02/10/2014

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