Happy Sunday! Life has been crazy hectic with so much going on at home. I’ve been spending every night in the hospital with my grandpa this past week, so a good night’s sleep has been out of the question. But although I may be extremely sleep deprived and only functioning as a normal human being because of coffee, I did find some time to make these healthy Snicker truffles when I probably should’ve taken a nap instead.
So, what is under these chocolate coated truffles that makes them Snickers, you ask? DATES! For this recipe, I chose to use dates, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and almonds. Somehow, just somehow, the result was SNICKERS! The best part was that it hardly took any time at all to make, especially since I had my handy dandy food processor, AKA, the kitchen’s greatest invention. Check it out below, naked Snickers truffles!
- 10 medjool dates, peeled and pitted
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds (you can toast them before using them if you want to)
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4- 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate chips
- Boil the dates in a small pot of water until they’re very soft. Drain the pot, peel and pit the dates, and then put the dates in a food processor. Process until the dates are completely smooth and there are no chunks. Then add peanut butter and vanilla extract and continue processing until they’re evenly blended with the dates.
- Add the sliced almonds and process until the almonds are mixed in, but not too crushed. You still want some chunks of almonds in the dates, like pictured above.
- Roll the mixture into tiny balls, melt dark chocolate chips, coat the dates with chocolate by dipping them into the melted chocolate, sprinkle some cocoa powder over the truffles, and then refrigerate them for a few hours before eating.
One bite of these things and they’ll definitely remind you of those addicting mini Snickers bars. Nutty, gooey, and delicious! The soft, sweet, and chewy dates give you the impression that the nougat and caramel are still there. Trust me, the nougat and caramel won’t even be missed!
Another perk about this little treat is that it is vegan and healthy! With all natural, raw ingredients (minus the chocolate), this truffle is power packed with protein, healthy fats, fiber, potassium, and vitamins. There is no refined sugar in the Snickers truffle at all! Basically, you can eat 2 or 3 of these guys and not feel guilty because they’re technically ‘fruit’ and ‘nuts’. Don’t snicker at these Snickers because they’re totally real. (I tried to be punny, but clearly I failed)
Have a happy Sunday! I hope you give these little guys a shot and enjoy them. I’m going to have to apologize for the photos. I’ll try to redo them when I have time. In the meantime, stay happy and healthy y’all!