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Chocolate Goji Berry Truffles

These no-bake truffles are a simple, sweet and delicious treat.  The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter gets a fruity update with high-antioxidant goji berries.

My favorite part? These truffles are made with fiber- and protein-packed chickpeas, making this dessert every bit as nourishing as it is delicious. Trust me, nobody will be the wiser.

The fact that this treat is actually made with beans can just be our little secret.


 Goji Berry Cookie Dough Truffles

Goji Berry Cookie Dough Truffles

Prep time: 10 minutes
Passive time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Makes 12 truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • ¼ cup goji berries, rehydrated in water
  • Optional: cocoa powder or coconut flakes for outer coating

Instructions

  1. Add chickpeas, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add chocolate chips and goji berries and pulse 2-3 more times to mix.
  2. Separate about 1/12 of the dough and use hands to roll it into a ball and set aside. Repeat with remaining dough to form about 12 balls.
  3. Place balls in a freezer-safe container and freeze for about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer and roll in cocoa powder or coconut flakes if desired before serving. Enjoy!
    Store in the fridge or freezer for up to one week.

Chocolate Banana Nut Leather

Chocolate Banana Nut LeatherCreate your own healthy snacks with a food dehydrator.  When making fruit leathers you need a special thin tray that allows you to spread out the sauce so it will dry evenly.  Make your next food adventure this chewy, naturally sweet fruit leather.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Oil a fruit leather tray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, peanut butter, and applesauce until well blended.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Using a spatula, spread thinly over fruit leather tray.
  5. Dry overnight (10-12 hours) on fruit/vegetable setting (135◦F) or until leather is no longer moist and can be peeled from tray.
  6. Wrap in plastic wrap and bag for quick access.

Yield: 1 tray of fruit leather