For holiday gift giving or giving yourself a more healthful treat this time of year, these dark chocolate peppermint truffles provide holiday flavor with rich antioxidants, low added sugar plus filling fiber + fats.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
Makes ~24 servings
2 cups cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 cup avocado oil
1/2 cup honey or Madhava Agave 5 liquid sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
drop of peppermint oil (optional)
pinch (1/16 teaspoon) sea salt
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
In a food processor, add the cocoa powder, avocado oil, sweetener, vanilla, sea salt and peppermint. Blend until well mixed. Add the coconut flakes and pulse to combine everything.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, spoon the chilled truffle mixture and shape into a ball in your hand. Roll into shredded coconut & chopped peppermint to garnish. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until needed.
Per serving: 140 calories, 11 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 15 milligrams sodium, 10 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar, 2 grams protein