Hi. I am a recovering candy bar addict. I admit it. In the past I have been powerless over my desire for candy bars. So, given that I feel really terrible if I eat candy bars, what’s a girl to do? Have these in the fridge at all times.
These luscious little morsels taste enough like Snickers bars to satisfy me… the dates have a caramel flavor, and the nuts, chocolate, and salt combine for an incredibly satisfying little snack. I allow myself two per day, mid-afternoon, and I can generally stay on my wellness plan.
This version of a truffle is incredibly healthy… natural dates are super-sweet but rich in iron and fiber. Cacao nibs give you all the benefits of chocolate without added sugar, and the pecans add additional heart-healthy fats and fiber. Enjoy!
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- 10 dates fresh, preferably Medjool
- 1 cup pecans (115 g)
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs unsweetened (50 g)
- 1 tsp sea salt pink Himalayan salt (omit for low-sodium diets)
- 2 tbsp almond milk as needed
- Remove the pits from the dates.
- Put the dates in your food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Process until the mixture is finely ground and holds together when pressed. If the dates are a little dry, you may need to add a small amount of nut milk.
- Using a 1 T. measure, form the truffles into balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment, waxed paper, or a silicone sheet.
- Sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt flakes if desired.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- 99 calories
- 6 g fat
- 2 g saturated fat
- 2 g monounsaturated fat
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat
- 0 g trans fat
- 0 g cholesterol
- 120 mg sodium (8 mg sodium with salt omitted)
- 73 mg potassium
- 12 g carbohydrate
- 3 g fiber
- 7 g sugars
- 2 g protein
- 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus