"Healthy" Almond Joy Truffles
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Serves: 28 truffles
 
Ingredients
Truffles:
  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut, shredded or flakes
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 28 almonds
Chocolate:
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips*
  • ½ Tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. To make the truffles, pulse the coconut, coconut oil, and maple syrup together in a food processor until well-combined. Be sure to leave some texture to the coconut.
  3. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, form the truffles and place onto prepared baking sheet. The bottom side should be flat. Use a finger to gently flatten the top of the truffle to fit with the almond in a later step. Repeat with remaining coconut mixture and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and ½ tablespoon coconut oil. Microwave for 45 seconds on high; stir. Repeat microwaving in 15-20 second increments, stirring each time, until the chocolate is smooth.
  5. Working one at a time, dip the bottom of each truffle in the chocolate and return to the baking sheet. With remaining chocolate, place a small drop on top of each truffle and top with the almond. Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over each truffle.
  6. Return truffles to freezer for 15-20 minutes or until set. Thaw for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Beaming Baker

*use vegan chocolate chips to make sugar-free, dairy-free, and vegan
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 truffle Calories: 107 Fat: 9.9 Carbohydrates: 6.2 Sugar: 4.3 Sodium: 6 Fiber: 1.14 Protein: 0.7 Cholesterol: 1
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2018/01/healthy-almond-joy-truffles-weekly-menu/