Do you have a friend that is a health freak but also enjoys their sweets? These truffles would make the perfect gift! That is if there is enough left after you've sampled them *wink*
Christmas Truffles (The Healthy Version)
1 1/2 cups almonds
30 dates, soaked in hot water*
1/2 cup oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
*I used dried dates, but if you use Medjool dates, then only use 20 and do not soak in water.
Place oats and almonds into a food processor and process until fine. Add in dates (drained from water), cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & cocoa and process until it forms a ball or has formed a consistency to form small balls when rolled. Using your hands, roll mixture into small balls and then roll into coconut, cocoa powder or sesame seeds. You can use other decorations if you wish but remember to use something healthy (or else it will ruin the name ha-ha!). Place in refrigerator to chill and harden. These should keep for quite a while!
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