Friday, April 15, 2016

Crio Bru Truffles



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
Makes 18-20 

Ingredients
1/2 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

Directions
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. :)





5 comments:

  1. Oh wow, these look amazing! Truffles are my weakness - okay, chocolate in general, I never thought to put dates in them. I'm going to have to try some of that crio bru, sounds delish! Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!

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  2. Yum!! I love a good truffle, and these sound delish. I've never heard of crio bru, but it sounds like my kind of drink. Thanks for linking up with us at The Wednesday Showcase!

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  3. I've never heard of Crio Bru before! My husband loves coffee so I'll have to check into so I can make these for him. Thanks for sharing with the Best of the Blogosphere Link party.

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  4. everyone knows about crio bru truffle because it has amazing teste which i will never forget, you have done good work on this post keep doing well and nice post Blinds Dubai

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  5. Yay! I've been scouring the web looking for Crio Bru grounds recipes that don't add sugar and refined flour. Do you have any other recipes using the grounds?

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