So I absolutely love Truffles! I could probably eat an entire box of them but I never really wanted to know in the past, what was inside of them, because I knew they were for sure not healthy. Haha! So I wanted to give them a try, but instead of making the standard recipe, I wanted to make a healthier version of them and that’s how I came to combine Bliss Balls (or also called Energy Balls) together with chocolate. So inside they’re filled with healthy, wholesome and naturally sweetened ingredients and outside they’re covered with dark vegan chocolate and Beetroot Powder. To make these Bliss Balls stick together and also taste sweet, I simply added Medjool Dates. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that Medjool Dates are one of my go to sweeteners! You can pretty much make anything sweeter by adding some dates in it. I also added some Raw Almond Butter in these, but feel free to add any other nut butter in there. Oh and if you got some raspberries laying around, try eating them together with these Truffle Bliss Balls. They taste even better together!
Healthy Truffle Bliss Balls
Makes 20 Bliss Balls
- 2 cups glutenfree oats
- 8 medjool dates
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 2 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 1 cup dark vegan chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup Beet Powder
- Place all the Bliss Balls ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until the mixture is completely combined and holds together when you try to make a ball.
- Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture. Using your hands, roll into a ball shape. Place bliss ball onto a baking sheet and repeat with remaining mixture.
- Melt chocolate chips over simmering water using a double boiler.
- Dip bliss balls into the melted chocolate. Using a spoon to completely coat the balls with chocolate.
- Transfer the chocolate covered bliss balls back to the baking sheet. Top with topping of choice, I used Beetroot Powder.
- Place bliss balls in the fridge for 30 minutes or the freezer for 10 minutes to set chocolate.
- I used Beetroot Powder for its vibrant color, but it also contains a lot of antioxidants.
- Store bliss balls in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- A box of these beauties makes a present especially to the health foodie friends in your life.
Love, Val x