Raw Dark Chocolate Truffles

Candy. Meh. That’s kid stuff.

We have Reese’s Cups for trick-or-treaters, and we’re keeping these for ourselves:

That’s right friends: amazeballs. These little globes are dead on truffle consistency. They are rich and dark in very grown up way. Make ahead of time and serve to an unsuspecting husband. He’ll ever guess these sneaky truffles are loaded with protein, sweetened the natural way and–GASP–contain a vegetable. (Sorry Vore!)

Raw Dark Chocolate Truffles

10 pitted dates

1/4 cup vanilla flavored brown rice protein powder

3 Tablespoons canned pumpkin

2 Tablespoons coco powder

dash of salt

1 Tablespoon molasses

1 1/2 Tablespoons walnut pieces

2 Tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut

*Add the dates to a food processor. Process until they are broken into small, crumbly pieces.

*Add the protein powder, pumpkin, coco, salt and molasses. Blend the heck out of it.

*Pulse in the walnuts.

*Form the dough into 12 equally sized balls. The dough will be a little crumbly, but should hold together easily when you roll it.

*Roll the balls in the coconut. Enjoy!

The flavor here is rich, but you certainly could sweeten your recipe up just a bit. Honey, agave nectar or maple syrup would do the trick. I wouldn’t add in more than a 1/2 tablespoon, unless you want a sticky mess!

What’s your “adult” treat this Halloween?

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