Hi there, Slim Sanity readers! Alysia was the first person to ever offer me the opportunity to guest post way back when my blog was just a little blog baby, and I am honored to once again be sharing a recipe with you.
I am one of those people who loves having people try desserts I’ve made, only to find out later they are 100% healthy and good for them. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a decadent, sugar-filled dessert every once in a while, but I also enjoy creating better for you versions of traditional treats.
I used to be obsessed with the blueberry truffles from See’s Candies. As in, I could demolish an entire box in seconds flat. That kind of obsessed. Some kids got peanut butter cups in their Christmas stockings. I got blueberry truffles.
All this is to say, I wanted to find a way to recreate one of my favorite chocolates in a way that wouldn’t result in a sugar overdose while also packing a slyly disguised protein punch.
So I give you: healthy blueberry truffles made with chickpeas. Thats right, and I swear you would never even know they were in there if I didn’t just spill the beans, quite literally. It will be our little secret.
Yield 12 truffles
- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
- 1/4 cup almond butter (or other nut butter)
- 2 tablespoons frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (honey would work nicely as well)
- 1 bar (86 g) dark chocolate
- Combine chickpeas (drain them first), almond butter, blueberries, coconut flour, and maple syrup in a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until well combined.
- Roll mixture into truffle-sized balls and place in the freezer on a parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet while you melt the chocolate.
- Melt chocolate on the stove (in a metal bowl placed over a pot of boiling water works best) or in the microwave.
- Remove truffles from freezer and roll in dark chocolate. Place them back in the freezer until the chocolate sets.
- Store in the fridge or freezer.
1 truffle is 3 Weight Watchers points.
Serving Size 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Sodium 129 mg
Total Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Thank you again to Alysia for having me, and enjoy your truffles!