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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cocoa-Oat Truffles | WholeFoodsMarket.com

Cocoa-Oat Truffles | WholeFoodsMarket.com:

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Makes about 20 truffles

Combine cocoa, oats, dates, almond butter and spices to make these naturally sweet treats. Our Health Starts Here recipes celebrate naturally flavorful whole foods with no extracted oils or refined sweeteners.


1 cup rolled oats 
1 cup finely chopped pitted dates 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided 
1/2 cup almond butter 
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
Pinch ground nutmeg 
Pinch ground cinnamon 


Place oats in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely ground. Add dates, 2 tablespoons cocoa, almond butter, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon and process until finely ground and sticking together. Place remaining cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Roll truffle mixture into balls about 2 teaspoons each, pressing firmly for mixture to stick together. Roll truffles in cocoa powder and chill until ready to serve.


Heath Starts Here Program
Per serving (1 truffle): 90 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 11g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 3g protein