Why We Live for and Love Chocolate
Chocolate is, has been, and will probably always be one of the most amazing foods on the planet. It is an aphrodisiac, an anti-oxidant, mood lifter and is really the only true path to forgiveness!
On a recent jaunt to San Francisco, it was recommended that my husband and I visit a Swiss chocolate truffle shop in the heart of the city. Truffles are small and intriguing and so full of flavor that all you need is one or two at the most to satisfy your sweet tooth, and my what a way to do it.
So this Valentine’s Day, try these delicious and healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles…
Makes 12 truffles
½ cup pitted prunes
¼ cup pitted dates
3 tbs. almond butter
1 tbs. maple syrup
3 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup grated unsweetened coconut
- Slowly add prunes and dates in a food processor and blend until mixture is smooth. Scrape down sides as necessary.
- Add remaining ingredients except for the coconut.
- Continue to scrape sides of mixing bowl as needed until mixture is smooth.
- Put coconut into a shallow dish
- Roll mixture into 12 one inch balls and roll in coconut mixture
- Refrigerate for half hour