Hello friends and happy candy making day! It has been awhile since I shared a recipe with you. Seems I’m on a candy making kick these days. So in honor of love and dieting…and craving chocolate, I am happy to be sharing the one of the best and easiest homemade chocolate truffle recipe ever. Don’t candy and dieting sound like an odd marriage? But when I diet I crave more chocolate! This is no ordinary homemade candy recipe, this candy is actually sort of healthy. I know you are saying “sure it is.” However it’s true, it is homemade dark chocolate truffles with almond butter and oatmeal!
Now, what I am wondering is this; what is your first reaction to this ingredient list…hmmm….I know what mine was!
“Whaaatttt……but the ingredient list got my attention.
Since the appeal of candy is normally it’s sweetness, some type of sweetener is usually the primary ingredient. However my focus for this candy recipe was less sugar and sweetness along with a healthier mindset. So when I happened upon this dark chocolate truffle recipe in Cooking Light, I gave it a try. Let me share this recipe, and my thoughts with you.
Neat fact about these Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles is that you will have no guilt in eating one and you won’t crash either. These terrific truffles are packed with 8 grams of protein 5.1 grams of fiber. Oatmeal never tasted so good!
- 1 cup unsalted, creamy almond butter
- 1/4 cup unsalted almonds
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 4 ounce dark chocolate 70-85% cacao
- Line a baking sheet or glass dish that can fit in your fridge with parchment paper. Blend almond butter, almonds, oats, and honey in a food processor or blender. Once fully combined, roll into 1/2 inch balls. Place the balls on lined baking sheet or in a lined dish. Chill truffles for 15-30 minutes in the fridge.
- While truffles are chilling in fridge, melt dark chocolate and coconut oil over a double broiler, or microwave on high in 20 second increments until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Cover the truffles with the melted chocolate and add any toppings.
- Freeze for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate. Remove from freezer, and store in your fridge.
Well here are my thoughts on these homemade dark chocolate truffles with almond butter. They are better the second day although very tasty on the first. This is a dense candy that forms well and holds its shape. They are great for presentation and no fail. I made my truffles about half the size of what the recipe suggested and they were just right. (Who wants one big piece of candy when they can have two smaller ones…are you with me!) The next time I make these truffles I am going to add vanilla extract. I suspect that you could add any of your favorite extracts to the almond butter/oatmeal mixture and really kick the flavor up nicely, as well as have a variety of candy choices.
Now, just add your favorite toppings and serve today, tomorrow or on Valentine’s Day!
Thank you for joining me today!
If you have a major sweet tooth in your family you might like to try this peanut cluster candy recipe!
For more Valentine ideas you might like this post on Valentine ideas under Ten Dollars.