Hey guys, today I’m going to show you how
to make healthified chocolate truffles. These babies are refined sugar-free and gluten-free,
making them the perfect lightened up holiday treat. This episode is part of the Kin Community
Edible Gifts Collaboration. So a lot of different channels have come together to share their
favorite edible gifts. Be sure to check them all out on this playlist. But first, let’s
take a look at my no-bake chocolate truffles. For this recipe to work you really only need
three ingredients: dates, almonds and cocoa powder. So we’re just going to start by blending up
the almonds in the food processor until you get a nice flour. Then you’ll add in your
soaked dates and cocoa powder. I always soak my dates just to make sure that they blend
up really nicely in the processor. And today I went with some optional add-ins: cinnamon,
vanilla and salt. Blend in the food processor until it becomes a nice pasty consistency.
It will be gooey. So gooey in fact that you won’t really be able to work with it until
it firms up a bit. So I like to transfer teaspoon sized bits of the dough onto a baking sheet
lined with parchment paper and then just chill it in the fridge for a few hours or even overnight. For this recipe I was able to make about fifty
truffle balls and I had to use two baking sheets to fit them all in the fridge. You
could just chill the dough without portioning it out but I think doing it before makes it
easier on me later on. While those are chilling let’s gather up our toppings and dippings
for the truffles. Today I’m using a dark chocolate coating with holiday sprinkles, finely chopped
walnuts, crushed peppermint and unsweetened shredded coconut. The truffles are sweet enough
with just the dates so we do not need to use sweetened coconut. Once removed from the fridge
you should be able to easily roll each bit of truffle mix into a ball. Yum. To get the toppings to stick, we are going
to use the dark chocolate to get a nice sticky coating on the truffles. Melt your chocolate
either in the microwave or using a double boiler method and since I have been bringing
that up a lot lately in my episodes I thought that today I would show you just how I do
it to make sure we are all on the same page. You’re going to fill a pot of water and bring
it to a boil. Place a large glass bowl directly on top of the pot and fill it with your chocolate
pieces. It will melt quickly so be sure to stay with it and avoid getting any liquid
in there. Even a drop of water will give you clumpy chocolate instead of a nice smooth
consistency. If you’re having a little trouble getting
your chocolate as creamy as you’d like you can always add a few drops of coconut oil.
We’re going to take one of our truffle balls and use two forks or any utensils you want
really to just coat it in the melted chocolate. And you really only need a thin layer because
we just need enough on there to get the toppings to stick. Then you can just dip your chocolate
covered truffle into your bowl of toppings and coat it lightly using a spoon. Now repeat
with all of your toppings and truffles. So we have the gift but how do we make it even
more exciting to share? Well mason jars are always a winner. Am I right? Thumbs up for mason jars. And I have got an
easy trick to make your jar look a little more festive. Fill up a mason jar with your
assorted truffles. Now if you want a batch to go a little bit further and make a few
more gifts you could always use smaller mason jars. Am I right? Separate your Mason jar
lid and once the jar is filled with chocolate you can put the flat piece on top. Grab any
festive cupcake liner that you like and flatten it out as much as you can. You’re just going
to wrap your flattened liner around the lip of the jar and then use the other piece of
the top to seal it shut. And of course, top it with a bow. It’s so cute. It’s like a little festive skirt for the jar.
And the jar is perfect because you can see the texture of the beautiful truffles inside.
And there you have it! Delectable bite sized truffles that are healthy and ready to gift.
Yes the toppings will affect how healthy they are but you know what? You are not going to
find a truffle that is healthier and easier to make. It’s like peppermint mocha. And it’s
so light too which is maybe a problem. I think my favorite is peppermint, or maybe the walnut.
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the…I can’t say any words…fifty dough balls…nope, fifty truffle balls…I don’t
want to just say balls…gather up our fillings…nope, not fillings, toppings…toppings and dippings
…toppings and dippings for the truffles…whoops.