I don’t know about you, but I adore chocolate!! I have always loved anything chocolate. Once while visiting Brussels, I tried chocolate that was SO good that nothing has been the same since. That experience changed me forever. Since then, I will rather be without chocolate than eat mediocre chocolate! Eating Belgium chocolate is like going for a visit to heaven. 🙂
Good chocolate has a very high content of coco bean, usually more than 70%, whereas some common (popular) brands of chocolate contain very little coco, if any at all.
Today I made some delicious Orange Chocolate Truffle Treats. These are totally healthy – good for you at the same time. They contain no white sugar, no white flour, no butter, no cream, no eggs, but none the less, crazily tasty! I served them to the kids after school and they devoured them eagerly, no questions asked. The dark chocolate, the nuts, and with a hint of orange, makes these little treats, a divine mouthful. The perfect snack!
Orange Chocolate Truffle Treats
1 can of black beans
200 g of good dark chocolate min 70% coco bean
10 medjool dates
2 table spoons Agave sirup
2 organic oranges
1 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
pinch of sea salt
Simply add the almonds to a blender, blend into flour, drain and rinse the black beans, put them in the blender, add 200 g of melted chocolate, grate one orange and add the gratings (rind) to the blender, peel the oranges and add them too, add the dates and the agave syrup, add a pinch of sea salt and blend all the ingredients to a smooth consistency. Roughly chop the walnuts and add them to the chocolate “truffle mix”.
Now on a clean counter pour out some coco and some shredded coconut – now roll the truffle mix into little balls and roll each one in either coco or coconut. Place them on a plate and cover them – put them in the freezer and take them out when you need a special treat. But, allow them to defrost before you bite into them.