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2-Ingredient Instant Dark Chocolate Truffles

2-Ingredient Healthy Truffles? That sounds suspicious, but you will be satisfied. Good intentions get instant gratification.

Why do all the “lickety-split” chocolate truffle recipes contain a bag of chocolate chips and a can of full-fat coconut milk? Why must one put themself through the trauma of tempering chocolate? It’s time for a 2-ingredient healthy chocolate truffle recipe!

It isn’t necessary. One day, when faced with an empty fridge, I fetched two ingredients from our cupboard and fashioned perhaps the simplest and richest dark chocolate truffles I’ve tasted. My favorite part about these decadent darlings is their nutrition; we’re talking 14 calories a piece, 2 grams of fiber, no cholesterol, and no added sugar.

I would be remiss if I did not mention their unique micronutrient mechanism: Iron and Vitamin C. When you chow down on a Vitamin C-rich food, like applesauce in this instance, with a non-heme-iron-heavy substance like cocoa powder, the latter is better absorbed. Think of Vitamin C as allowing plant-based irons to work their magic. And, while the antioxidants found in chocolate are old news at this point in time, they still apply here!

For 6-7 truffles:

  • 6 tablespoons (30g.) unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup (60g.) unsweetened applesauce
  • Pinch of iodized salt to bring out the fruit puree’s sweetness
  • *GRANULATED sweetener of your choice (stevia, monk fruit, etc.)

It’s easier than pie: Measure your cocoa in a cereal bowl, sprinkle some salt, and add your applesauce. Mix with a fork until you reach a rollable stage. Pinch out chunks, sphere-ify those babes with thy hands, and plop ’em onto a plate. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to firm up. Eat the whole batch for 95 calories and the aforementioned benefits:)

I have an extreme sweet tooth for every treat but chocolate. In my oddball opinion, those 100% cocoa baking bars are a billion times better than Hershey’s. But, if you don’t like ridiculous richness (I digress- bitterness,) then please add 1 tablespoon of dry sweetener. For your sake as well as my recipe reviews, don’t leave it unsweetened unless the preferences I have described match yours. If you want to use a liquid sweetener, more cocoa/cacao powder will prove necessary to ward off a wet dough.

Mmmm… 2-Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Truffles. What a chocolate-y Snack Plate. The bar is a sneak peek of a coming copycat recipe!

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist♥

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1 Comment

  1. Those look so nice and rich! I might try using carob powder. Trying to eat less caffeine;)

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