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Teeccino Dark Chocolate Date Truffles

Jill Nussinow, author of The Veggie Queen, posted this delicious recipe for Teeccino truffles sweetened by dates on her Facebook page. With protein from nut butter and antioxidants from dates and dark chocolate, these truffles make a more nutritious treat than traditional truffles. Plus they are vegan! Watch out though, Jill warns, don't fool yourself they are still dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, party
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 balls
Calories 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates pitted
  • 1 cup strong brewed Chocolate or Mocha Teeccino
  • 2 oz dark chocolate melted
  • 2 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Make a strong brew of Teeccino by using 1 tbsp Teeccino to 1 cup water in a drip coffee maker. Or make espresso if you have an espresso maker or moka pot.
  • Let dates sit in the brewed Teeccino for at least 1 hour.
  • Put dates into a small food processor. Blend with the Teeccino until well blended.
  • Add the melted chocolate and nut butter and blend until smooth.
  • Add the cocoa powder and blend until smooth.
  • Chill this mixture for at least an hour or longer until firm.
  • Scoop out a teaspoonful at a time and roll into small balls on a cutting board or a plate.
  • Roll the ball in cocoa powder. Alternative coatings are powdered sugar, desiccated coconut, or cinnamon powder.
  • Keep cool until ready to serve. They can be frozen to keep on hand for a special dessert or impromptu party. Defrost before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg