Cooking Light Coconut Date Truffle Bites Recipe with 69 Calories

The Chew: Daphne Oz Cooking Light

Daphne Oz found this truffle recipe in Cooking Light magazine, and you know if she likes it, it is probably good as well as good for you. Only 69 calories per truffle! Can you believe it? Truffles are a favorite indulgence, but do they seem less sinful when you see that stunning calorie count? Try these Coconut Date Truffle desserts on for size.

Another exciting element here is that this recipe is easy to throw together. They just need a little time to set in the fridge during the process. You can also use these as a substitute for energy bars after a workout, according to Daphne.

Keep your recipe on schedule by tempering your chocolate the lazy, convenient way, in the microwave. Just stir it about every 20 seconds while you are heating it. Of course, everyone on The Chew crew agreed that the dates were fabulous, but I want to know how they work out if you try to make them yourself.

Cooking Light Coconut Date Truffle Bites Recipe with 69 Calories

The Chew’s Daphne Oz shared a Coconut Date Truffle Bites Recipe she found in Cooking Light magazine, which has only 69 calories per serving!

The Chew: Coconut Date Truffle Bites Recipe Ingredients

  • 30 whole Pitted Dates (or another dried fruit)
  • 1/2 cup Flaked Coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2/3 cup Roasted Almonds
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 oz chopped Bittersweet Chocolate

The Chew: Coconut Date Truffle Bites Recipe Directions

  1. In a food processor, grind the almonds.
  2. Add dates and process to a fine grind.
  3. Add in coconut, cocoa, and salt, pulsing to combine.
  4. Scoop a couple teaspoons of the mixture and roll it int a ball.
  5. Repeat the process to form balls.
  6. Cover a tray with parchment paper and place the balls on it.
  7. Refrigerate them for one hour.
  8. Put the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
  9. Microwave the chocolate on high for about one minute and 20 seconds, stirring occasionally.
  10. Pour chocolate over truffles and return it all to the platter, allowing the chocolate to set.
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