Chocolate Coated Almond Butter Truffle Balls

Chocolate Coated Almond Butter Truffle Balls

Oooh, suck on my chocolate coated almond butter truffle balls!” Chef, go right back into your studio, ‘cause these balls are way skinnier, cleaner and yummier than your chocolate salty balls!


 
If you have been following blog or instagram for a while, you probably know by now that I  have a few addictions, of which almond butter and chocolate. With Valentine’s Day ahead, I wanted to make my buddy something delish. Of course it had to be chocolate. So I made him Sexy Raspberry Chia Seed Valentine’s Chocolate Bonbons

The recipe included melted chocolate, which I made from raw cocoa powder and coconut oil.

Benefits of raw cocoa:

  • contains tryptophan, which has a positive effect on your mood and sex drive;
  • contains phenyl ethylamine, which acts as a neurotransmitter and mood booster;
  • sold as a supplement to help with weight loss.

I had some melted chocolate left and I decided not to just throw it away like that. Instead, I thought about another  treat that I could make with the let over chocolate. After a glance in my cupboard, I quickly decided it had to be something with almond butter. Chocolate covered almond butter balls … yeah baby!

 

Inside of the chocolate covered almond butter truffle balls

Inside of the chocolate covered almond butter truffel balls

 

 

Still, it needed something extra. So after I dipped my almond butter balls in the melted chocolate, I rolled them through some left over raw cocoa powder and my almond butter truffle balls were born. Here’s the recipe printable for … almond butter truffle balls:

Chocolate Coated Almond Butter Truffel Balls
Serves 7
A delicious vegan chocolate treat that goes well with a cup of tea. Or breakfast, 'cause they are healthy enough for that!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
126 calories
6 g
1 g
10 g
6 g
4 g
29 g
40 g
1 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
29g
Servings
7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
14%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup almond butter (or any other kind of nut butter)
  2. 1/4 cup rice protein powder (or any kind of other protein powder, preferably without flavor)
  3. dash of fine Celtic sea salt (contains more minerals, but feel free to use any other kind)
  4. 2 tablespoons agave syrup (has a lower GI than maple syrup and honey, but feel free to use maple or honey of you are not a vegan)
  5. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  6. 4 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  7. 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder on a dish (for the outer truffle layer)
Instructions
  1. Combine the almond butter, agave syrup and protein powder by stirring with a spoon. Use your hands to form 7 small balls. Add more protein powder if the balls are too sticky and soft.
  2. Leave the balls in the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a sauce pan and add the cocoa powder. Add more cocoa powder if you feel the consistancy is too liquid.
  4. Take your almond butter balls from the freezer and dip them in the chocolate melt one by one using a spoon.
  5. Leave them to dry in the fridge on coated parchment paper.
  6. When the 1st layer has hardened out, add another chocolate layer. You can do this as many times if you want, depending on how this you want the chocolate layer.
  7. After you have added the last layer, immediately roll your balls through the raw cocoa powder (this sounds strange).
  8. Leave your balls to dry in the fridge. They are ready to eat after 10 minutes.
  9. You can keep them fresh in your frisge for a couple of days.
Notes
  1. Almond butter: feel free to use any other kind of nut or seed butter, like cashew, sunflower or mixed nuts butter.
  2. Rice protein powder: feel free to use any kind of protein powder, preferably without flavor. I don't think strawberry protein powder goes well with this recipe ;)
  3. Celtic sea salt: contains more minerals, but feel free to use any other kind.
  4. Agave syrup: has a lower GI than maple syrup and honey, but feel free to use maple or honey of you are not a vegan.
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calories
126
fat
10g
protein
6g
carbs
6g
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Hoi! Ik ben Angela; meisje-van-30-en-nog-iets, vrouw van, mama van een dreumesjongen en een nu ECHTE #fitchick. Model, diginerd, foto- & filmhobbyist. Van origine MSc in Communicatie gespecialiseerd in gezondheidsvoorlichting. 'Great' staat niet voor schoonheidsidealen, maar voor alles waartoe ons oprecht prachtige lijf en mind in staat zijn. Op deze blog schrijf ik over alles wat ik het delen waard vind. Ga je gang en kijk lekker rond. Aarzel niet om jouw mening of reactie te delen onder mijn blogs; vind ik alleen maar leuk!

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