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Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Recipe by Triad to Wellness Consulting – Photo Courtesy of Kristen Massad
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack, Sweets
Servings 21 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup prunes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil
  • 21 hazelnuts, for middle of truffles

Toppings:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup Pascha Chocolate 85% dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, mix together hazelnuts, hemp hearts, vanilla extract, cacao powder, and salt. Process until smooth. Add prunes, coconut oil and sea salt and process until smooth. Set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop the truffles and roll them into balls. Place 1 whole hazelnut into the middle of each truffle. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to harden for at least 10 minutes.

Toppings:

  • With a double boiler or in a microwave, melt together coconut oil and dark chocolate until smooth. 
  • Remove the truffles from the refrigerator, and roll each truffle in the melted chocolate mixture, and then in the chopped hazelnuts. Place each truffle back on the parchment paper, and place the baking sheet into the refrigerator to harden for a minimum of 20 minutes.

Notes

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1 truffle, Calories: 120 calories, Fat: 8.5 grams, Saturated fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 9 grams, Sugar: 4 grams, Sodium: 20 milligrams, Fiber: 2 grams, Protein: 2.5 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Keyword Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian