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Chocolate And Hazelnut Christmas Truffles

For a no-added-sugar Christmas gift, or a sweet festive treat for the family, why not try out these moorish chocolate truffles?

A classic truffle recipe would call for chocolate, cream and butter – but this recipe gets its richness and sweetness from dates and honey instead. If you’re following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge this December then you’re going to LOVE these.

chocolate hazelnut truffle

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Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles
chocolate hazelnut truffle
Servings
truffles
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup pitted fresh dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp good quality cocoa powder + extra for dusting or try cacao
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp LSA
  • 1 tsp nut butter such as almond or peanut
  • 1 tbsp honey
Servings
truffles
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup pitted fresh dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp good quality cocoa powder + extra for dusting or try cacao
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp LSA
  • 1 tsp nut butter such as almond or peanut
  • 1 tbsp honey
chocolate hazelnut truffle
Instructions
  1. Place everything into a food processor and blend, blend, blend for 4-5 minutes.
  2. The dough will become sticky so prepare to get your hands dirty.
  3. Use slightly wet hands to carefully roll the mixture into balls.
  4. Sprinkle the balls with the extra cocoa powder and refrigerate overnight to set.
  5. For a gift, place the balls in some plastic gift wrap and seal with a ribbon.
Recipe Notes

Makes 12 truffles at 180 calories each.

Roll in either chopped nuts, cacao, desiccated coconut or a dusting of icing sugar (but just a sprinkle).

Want more sweet treats and baking recipes like this? Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is packed with delicious ideas that can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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