Indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your health goals with these delicious and healthy chocolate truffles. These truffles are full of antioxidants, healthy fats, nutrients, and the benefits of peppermint essential oil!
1/2 cup dates, soaked and drained (about 5–6 dates)
1/4 cup (30 g) cacao powder + 2 Tbsp. (15 g) for dusting
1 1/2 Tbsp. (18 g) coconut oil
2 Tbsp. (16 g) coconut flour + more as needed
Dash of sea salt
2–3 drops peppermint essential oil
Soak dates for 3 hours for the smoothest texture.
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender (except for the 2 Tbsp. of cacao powder for dusting). Blend or pulse until smooth. Add more coconut flour if needed to get the desired texture (you want a rollable ball; the balls will harden more in the fridge).
Place the 2 Tbsp. (15 g) of cacao powder on a plate. Set aside a plate or dish for the finished truffles.
Scoop out 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of the chocolate avocado mixture, and form it into a ball. Roll the ball in the cacao powder, and place on the plate or dish. Continue until all the balls are formed.
Refrigerate the balls for 2–3 hours until hardened, and enjoy!
Go ahead and repeat the title of this recipe—it is seriously so fun to say! Coco-Cacao Mint Fudgsicles (it’s pronounced “ko-ko kuh-kow”). Coco-Cacao Mint Fudgsicles. Coco-Cacao Mint Fudgsicles. Now keep chanting the name as you throw the ingredients in the blender. It’s almost as fun to say as it is to eat these yummy, healthy treats!
If you are a fan of Almond Joys, Mounds, or Bounty bars, you are sure to love these sweet treats! We added peppermint essential oil to this well-loved and healthy recipe, and these taste just like peppermint patties! For an extra special twist, you could even try cinnamon essential oil instead! If your significant other likes healthy treats, this may be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him or her.