The holiday season is right around the corner and all of those baked goods can be very tempting. The problem with those all of those treats is that they are usually packed with tons of sugar, flour, and tons of other not so healthy ingredients. These can be delicious at the time, but once the holidays are over, we often come off that sugar high feeling drained and bloated. I believe in balance and I think we all deserve to treat ourselves and relax over the holidays. It’s never fun being the one who is sticking to a strict diet over the holidays and can’t indulge in any of the treats. Luckily, there are tons of ways to make these holidays treats healthier! No need to restrict or worry here. Check out this recipe for holiday truffles! Just one example of a holiday treat made healthy. I am all about simplicity and recipes that do not feel too overwhelming. This is just that. Easy and healthy – it just doesn’t get much better.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
- 1 cup raw cacao powder
- ½ cup unsweetened organic applesauce
- 3 tbsp raw honey
- ¼ tsp peppermint extract
- In a medium bowl, stir together all 4 ingredients.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes, or up to 3 days.
- One tablespoon at a time, roll the chocolate mixture into balls.
- Place them on wax paper and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Makes about 16 truffles.
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