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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

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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

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 truffles
Calories: 68.3kcal

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

Instructions

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 68.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.4g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 22.5mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 4.5g

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Indulge your sweet tooth with some of my lightened-up treats. From gluten-free brownies to fruity crumbles, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out holiday favorites like my healthy pumpkin pie!

6 responses to “Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles”

    • Hi Angel! Medjool dates are just a specific variety of dates (they are very sweet and soft which is why I like them) – but any type of dates would work in this recipe! I’m sure you will love this recipe!

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