Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles
Lately I’ve been posting quite often about how we’re trying eat healthier in between our many Summer trips. This has become more and more of a regular trend for us lately. Last weekend we were in Asheville, NC for a wedding. We enjoyed more than our fair share of fried chicken, biscuits and bbq. It was all delicious, but now we’re trying to make up for the extra calories before another trip out of town next weekend.
The hardest thing about eating healthy for me is not having my nightly dessert. I generally cook pretty healthy anyway, but I definitely look forward to my nightly bowl of ice cream, or other sweet indulgence. Because of this, my new obsession is experimenting with ways to make “healthy-ish” desserts. Last week we shared our gluten free chocolate cookies, today we’d like to share our Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles with you!
The term truffle should probably be used lightly here. These are not made with ganache so they are not as creamy as a typical truffle The almond butter is mixed with oats to give them a nice texture. And, of course, they are finished by rolling in melted dark chocolate. The chocolate coating satisfies those of us who can just never shake that chocolate craving. I also chose to top these chocolate almond butter truffles with crushed pistachios. You could top them with pretty much anything, almonds, sugar or even chocolate sprinkles. These are also packed with protein, and could even be an on the run breakfast.