Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
You finished dinner an hour ago. You’re vegging on the couch reading a book or watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix and you suddenly get that voice in your head (+ belly)… “must. have. chocolate. now.”
And you remember! You smartly prepped a healthy weeknight treat on Sunday evening for just this moment (go you!)
Does that sound familiar?
Maybe it’s just me… but it happens at least 4 of 5 nights a week. And often around 3 pm on weekdays too…
And that’s exactly what these tasty little bites of heaven were made for. That mid-afternoon or late-night sweet tooth.
The one that doesn’t need too much to be satisfied, but just a touch of chocolatey goodness will be enough to get by until the next craving hits!
These Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles are made with just 6 simple ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to make! And they have no added sugar—just a dash of maple syrup and honey to bind them together and to add a touch of sweetness to the cacao powder.
They are truly a healthy treat perfect for whenever those cravings hit!
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon honey
- sea salt optional
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Roast peanuts for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
In a food processor, add the peanuts and buzz for 2 minutes until peanut butter forms.
Add in the cacao powder, vanilla extract and salt. Pulse for 30 seconds to combine, then add the maple syrup and honey. Buzz for another minute until the mixture starts to tighten up and solidify.
Roll mixture into 1-inch balls, then sprinkle with sea salt or roll in extra chopped hazelnuts.