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Chocolate Brain Truffles

Examining your relationship with dark chocolate is important for moving beyond treats and cheats as an eater.

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Dark chocolate is a power player for brain health, with flavanols, fiber, and minerals. Plus, these truffles add the brain-health benefits of nuts, seeds, and whole grains. You can use any combination of nut butter or seeds you like, such as almond butter and pistachios or peanut butter and pecans. If you have nut allergies, swap in sunflower butter for the nut butter.

TOP NUTRIENTS: Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Selenium

Servings
Makes 24 Truffles

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbs. hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbs. chia seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 12 oz. (about 20) Medjool dates, pitted
  • ¾ cup cashew butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chunks
  • ½ cup cacao nibs

Preparation

  1. Combine oats, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and salt in food processor, and process until finely ground. Add dates, cashew butter, and vanilla, and process until mixture starts to clump into a ball.
  2. Add chocolate chunks and cacao nibs, and pulse 15–20 times to chop up chocolate and incorporate it into dough. Remove dough from food processor, and roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
  3. Place dough balls on parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until hard, about 1 hour. Transfer to storage container and keep in refrigerator.
  4. Let the truffles sit at room temperature for a couple minutes before enjoying.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 140
  • Carbohydrate Content 17 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 35 mg
  • Sugar Content 11 g