These rich, chocolatey no-bake truffles are full of healthy, energizing, guilt-free ingredients, and they whip up in a jiffy! As the sole sweetener in these morsels, dates compliment the chocolate and nut flavors beautifully.
One of my favorite healthy ways to get my chocolate fix is drinking Crio Bru. If you haven't tried it, you should! It is a drink made from brewing ground, roasted cacao beans. It is full of antioxidants and important minerals, gives me a natural boost of energy, but it doesn't have the addictive high-caffeine-content that coffee does.
After I brew my Crio, I like to save the damp grounds to use in recipes. They add rich chocolate flavor, fiber, and all of the health benefits of the brewed drink!
My entire family loved these truffles. I had to hide them in the freezer so my husband was sure to get some before they disappeared!
Crio Bru Truffles
Ingredients1/2 cup Crio Bru grounds (previously brewed and well-drained, but damp)
1 cup of raw pecans, walnuts, or cashews
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
10 Medjool dates, pitted
4 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1. Line a small cookie sheet with wax paper. Measure 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into a small bowl, and set aside.
2. In a medium food processor or blender, process damp Crio Bru grounds and nuts until finely chopped. Add coconut oil, dates, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and sea salt. Pulse on high 5-10 seconds at a time, scraping the bowl as needed, until all ingredients are well incorporated.
3. Using a medium cookie scoop (or your fingers), form 1.5 inch balls. Roll the balls in the bowl of cocoa powder, then set on the wax paper. Once all the dough is used, place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 30 min to 1 hour to set. Tasting is allowed. :)