Healthy Christmas Protein Truffles
I made a recipe very similar to this last year, I've just tweaked it ever so slightly to fit what I had in the pantry, and they actually turned out so much better!!
They're inspired by a recipe by Mum makes every year and one that I loooved as a kid - who doesn't like mini Christmas puddings?! Yum!
You could also not cover them in chocolate and totally just eat them like protein balls too, if that's your thing
3/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
14 pitted dates (roughly 1/2 cup)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp water
80g dark chocolate
30g white chocolate
20 red sprinkles
3 tbsp shredded coconut
3 drops green food colouring
Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow that dates to sit for 10 minutes
Reserve 1 tbsp of water from the date bowl, then drain. Blend the dates in a food processor or blender with the almond meal, protein powder, vanilla and water.
Roll the mixture into balls and place in the fridge whilst you melt the dark chocolate in a small bowl.
Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and place onto a plate or tray lined with baking paper. Allow the balls to set in the fridge for 30 minutes before doing the next step.
Optional step for decoration: combine the coconut and food colouring in a small bowl and mix.
Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl. Dollop 1/2 tsp of white chocolate on top of the balls. Then, if you're decorating them add some coconut on top of each ball and 2 red sprinkles. Allow the balls to set in the fridge for 20 minutes
Nutritional Information per serve:
Calories: 165, Protein: 8g, Carbohydrates: 10.1g, Fat: 9.9g