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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

Serves 10


  • 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


  1. Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow that dates to sit for 10 minutes

  2. 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.

  3. Roll the mixture into balls and place in the fridge whilst you melt the dark chocolate in a small bowl.

  4. 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.

  5. Optional step for decoration: combine the coconut and food colouring in a small bowl and mix.

  6. 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

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