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These naturally sweetened, no-bake Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles are a delicious holiday treat! These would make a great, tasty, whole-food gift!
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Who else loves peppermint around the holidays? I tend to start drinking peppermint mochas and eating peppermint-chocolate flavored treats. I see boxes of candy canes everywhere right now. So I decided to incorporate it into my own healthy, naturally-sweetened, gluten-free, paleo treat.
I love these paleo chocolate peppermint truffles! I ate about half of the box when I made these. But if you can keep from eating them all yourself, these would make a nice gift. I plan on making a batch and giving them to co-workers, maybe 2-3 per person in a cute little gift bag with a nice little card. These are a great Christmas treat!
These paleo Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles are a simple no-bake recipe. It didn’t take me very long to make these. You just have to wait a little while for the chocolate coating to harden in the fridge before eating. These are naturally sweetened with dates and honey and made only with whole foods, and they taste wonderful!
- 1 cup dates about 8 dates, pitted
- 3 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup crushed organic candy cane pieces
Place your dates into a food processor and puree.
Add the cacao powder, honey, vanilla and peppermint extract into the food processor and blend. It will become a large, dough-like ball.
Tear off pieces and roll with your hands into 1-inch balls. The mixture might be sticky, so rubbing your hands with a little bit of coconut oil makes the rolling process much easier!
Melt the chocolate chips in a double broiler or the microwave. Coat each of the balls with the chocolate, and place on sheet of parchment paper.
Sprinkle the candy cane pieces over the tops of the truffles.
Place the truffles in the refrigerator and let them harden (I took mine out after about a half an hour).
Eat them and enjoy!!