Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on June 25, 2014

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One of my guilty pleasures is chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Whenever our family would go to Hawaii, we would literally bring back boxes of the stuff – and enjoy them for weeks after we got home.

But the problem was, each tiny piece of chocolate was 50-80 calories (depending on the brand) — and it was so addicting you couldn’t stop at just one!

I had never thought a healthier version was possible until I came across this recipe on Dr. Oz’s website.

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Made with just 5 ingredients, these truffles have zero added sugar but are still amazingly sweet and decadent! They’re also double the size of their more sinful cousin, but only ~70 calories a piece.

Oh, and they literally take 10 minutes to make.

The Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup organic medjool dates, pitted and chopped (comes to about 4 dates)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbsp macadamia nut butter (make your own by grinding up about 12-15 macadamia nuts in a food processor until smooth!)
  • Dash of sea salt

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The Directions

Step 1: Add all of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend on high until the ingredients form a smooth dough.

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Step 2: Divide the dough into 15 equal parts (about 1 Tbsp each, maybe a little more). Roll with your hands into balls. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour (to set) before serving.

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That’s it! Each of these truffles is so satisfying, you can totally stop after having just one. Which makes it the perfect guilt-free dessert!

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 15 truffles

Serving Size: 1 truffle

Calories per serving: 68.3

Fat per serving: 5.2g

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 68.3 Calories, 5.2g Fat (0.6g Saturated), 22.5mg Sodium, 6.4g Carbs, 1.5g Fiber, 4.5g Sugar, 0.9g Protein

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup organic Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (comes to about 4 dates)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbsp macadamia nut butter (make your own by grinding up about 12-15 macadamia nuts in a food processor until smooth!)
  • Dash of sea salt

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend on high until the ingredients form a smooth dough.
  2. Divide the dough into 15 equal parts (about 1 Tbsp each, maybe a little more). Roll with your hands into balls. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour (to set) before serving.

Notes

From Dr. Oz

http://pickyeaterblog.com/chocolate-macadamia-nut-truffles/

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake June 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Holy moly, this looks so good! I have got to put this on my list of things to make! Yep, I have a list of things to make. HAHA

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Thanks so much Audrey!! Can’t wait for you to try this! 🙂

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dominique lily June 27, 2014 at 3:06 am

These look lush! I cannot wait to try to make this!

Domi x

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 27, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Thanks so much! They are really delish!

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