I’d like to dedicate this post to my beloved hand blender, who passed during the final stages of this recipe. RIP dude, you did me well.
Rather than sitting through the odious task of watching my 3 year old eat her porridge one oat at a time, over a period of fourteen hours (well, seems like fourteen hours), I decided to go make a new protein snack. All hail, a new, luxurious snack king is born.
These sticky, chocolatey, gooey, spiced protein truffles are packed with good things and awesome taste. I’m actually not a fan of Christmas pudding, but I’d eat a bowl of these!
Makes 10 delicious, sticky truffles:
- 2tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup unflavoured whey protein (or use vanilla & omit the vanilla drops listed below)
- 2tbsp coconut flour
- 2tbsp chopped mixed nuts
- 1tsp instant coffee powder
- 1tbsp coconut oil
- 4 pitted medjool dates
- 2tbsp apple juice
- 2tbsp no added sugar morello cherry jam/conserve (I used Meridien)
- 12 drops vanilla flavouring drops
- 1scant tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2tsp ground ginger
- 2 cloves, ground
- 1tsp light agave syrup (if needed)
- 2tsp ground almonds (for coating)
- Chuck all the ingredients (minus the syrup & ground almonds) in a bowl.
- Blend with a stick blender.
- Taste for sweetness, add syrup, if required.
- Using 2 teaspoons, divide in to 10 truffles and pop on a non-stick paper lined baking sheet.
- Pop the ground almonds on a plate and gently roll the truffles around to coat & shape in to little balls. There should be *just* enough ground almonds to give them enough of a coat to stop them sticking to you, the paper, the tray, the atmosphere!
- Bung them back on the lined tray & in to the fridge for an hour or so, or until they are set, or until you cannot wait any longer to eat them!
Nutritional Data (approx.) – per truffle:
kcals: 86, fat: 3.2g, sat fat: 1.6g, carbs: 10.9g, fiber: 1.5g, protein: 3.6g
Store these delicious truffles in the fridge and either eat them when they are firm-ish and cold, or allow to warm at room temp for 10-15mins first, if you don’t like cold chocolate.
These will keep, covered, in the fridge for 2-3days, but if they last longer than 5mins, then you are pretty well disciplined! 😉
Try them out, see what you think & lemme know!
P.S. A Chocolate Christmas Pudding Protein Truffle is for life, not just for Christmas! 🙂by