I love chocolate. I really do. Especially dark chocolate, and that’s a good thing because the rest of my gang doesn’t like dark chocolate so I never have to worry about them getting into my stash. It’s also a good thing because dark chocolate is a little healthier than milk, or white chocolate. The darker the better, so going for 70% cacao or more is what you want to aim for to get the maximum antioxidant benefit. Or you can go pure, like we’re about to do with these delicious chocolate truffles. They’re dairy free and gluten free and free of refined sugar. How can they still taste good? Is that what you were just thinking?
They get their sweetness from dried medjool dates, which give you the added benefit of fiber, potassium, magnesium, selenium, and iron. You’ll get a dose of calcium and healthy fats from raw almonds, and the cacao has more antioxidant power than blueberries! These truffles are a treat you can totally feel good about, but you still shouldn’t eat the whole tray. Savor one or two slowly, and mindfully. After all, mindful eating makes the experience last longer.
I keep these in a covered glass container in the fridge, and some days I have to hide it in the back because they’re so good! Take a couple to work with you so when you do get that afternoon craving for something sweet, you can indulge in something sweet & healthy instead of raiding the vending machine.