Clean-eating desserts are so important to have in your arsenal of recipes. I don’t think I could have embraced the real food lifestyle without them. During the holidays, healthy desserts are especially helpful. I seem to encounter tempting treats everywhere I turn in December. This raspberry chocolate truffle recipe is an amazing combination of healthy and delicious. It’s hard to believe that it has no added sugar, but I use my secret-weapon sweetener.
Date paste is one of the healthiest sweeteners out there because it’s straight fruit with no added anything. When I realized that my date paste had the perfect flavor and texture for a truffle, I got to work in the kitchen. It took a few tries, but I’ve come up with a great combination here. Raspberry chocolate truffles are a wonderful substitute for the sugar-laden desserts you’ll encounter at holiday parties.
Raspberry Chocolate Truffles
$.23 per serving
- 6 Medjool dates
- 1/3 cup raspberries
- 2 tbs water
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbs cocoa powder (plus 1/2 tsp for dusting)
In a food processor, combine the dates, raspberries, and 2 tablespoons of water. Process until well-chopped (30 seconds), scraping down the sides a couple times.
Place the raspberry mixture in a small pan and simmer over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. You want to thicken it a bit.
Melt the coconut oil and add it, along with the vanilla, to the raspberry mixture.
Transfer the mixture back to the food processor and add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Process until a smooth chocolatey mixture is formed. (Note: You can add an additional tablespoon of cocoa powder if you prefer a dark chocolate flavor.)
Refrigerate the mixture for about an hour, or until it has solidified enough to scoop. I like to separate it into 2-teaspoon portions in a mini-muffin tin before refrigerating. A bowl will work too.
Scoop out 2-teaspoon sized portions and shape into balls. Place the remaining cocoa powder on a small plate and roll the balls in the cocoa powder (if desired).
Store in the refrigerator.
Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Recipe Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 12 truffles and it costs a total of $2.78, or $.23 per truffle. Raspberry chocolate truffles are a delicious, clean-eating dessert that will help satisfy your chocolate cravings.
For other healthy dessert ideas, check out my roundup of 20 Healthy Dessert Recipes.
What healthy dessert recipes are your favorites? Please share your suggestions in the comments.