Healthy Chocolate Truffles




From the last 4 years, I have been making Oreo truffles during holiday season with my kids. So this year was no different. But when I started making the ingredient list that read- Oreo cookies, Cream cheese and chocolate chips; I took a pause. After Diwali, Halloween and Thanksgiving the last thing we needed was more calories and more sugar. So I changed it up a bit and made my chocolate truffles from healthy ingredients.

Here's what I used to make healthy chocolate truffles.
1 cup - Pitted Dates
1 cup - Mixed Nuts like Almond, Pistachio, Walnut, Pecans and Cashew nuts (in any combination or all)
1/4 cup - Dark chocolate chips (can use milk chocolate too)

Ingredients

Method 1-
Grind the nuts into powder form leaving some texture. Take it out in a bowl. Now grind the dates and chocolate chip in the food processor till its broken down. Add the nut mixture back in the food processor with the dates and chocolate chip mixture and blend till it becomes a dough like consistency. That's it. Now roll them into small balls and enjoy. This method is very easy and take very little time and the taste is still yummy.





Method 2-
Grind the nuts into powder form leaving some texture. Take it out in a bowl. Now grind the dates in the food processor till its broken down. Add the nut mixture back in the food processor with the dates and blend till it becomes a dough like consistency.
Now roll them into small balls and refrigerate. On the other side, melt the chocolate chips in microwave for 30 secs intervals till its smooth. (Don't over heat the chocolate). Now coat the cold nut and dates ball with the chocolate and let them to set.
The yummy truffles are ready. This truffles look more like a treat and taste divine. As a bonus, they are healthy.

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This is a great snack for kids as well. You can reduce the chocolate even further or completely eliminate it and they still turn out good. 



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