An athlete with a sweet tooth, Watt Sriboonruang wanted a dessert that would also fuel her mixed martial arts workouts. So she founded Rawsome Treats, a US company in New York City that creates gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and raw bliss. But don’t take our word for it. Make these yourself for your next party or just to devour solo.
Photo Mandy Reschke
Healthy Chocolate Truffles
ACTIVE TIME: 15 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 15 MINUTES
2 cups pitted dates (preferably medjool)
¼ cup raw cacao powder
1 tbsp coconut oil, plus more to coat your hands
1 tsp vanilla extract
⅛ tsp salt
½ cup ground cacao nibs, crushed freeze-dried raspberries, matcha powder, or coconut flakes, or a mix of two or more, for coating
1. Add dates, cacao powder, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt to food processor. Blend for three to five minutes or until dough is smooth. (If using blender, scrape down sides with spatula and blend again, repeating until ingredients are combined.) If necessary, add one tablespoon water while processing to help dough come together.
2. Lightly coat hands with coconut oil. Break off bite-size pieces of dough and roll between palms into balls. Repeat with remaining dough. 3. Roll each one in coating. Store truffles in fridge for up to four weeks.
Nutrition score per truffle
133 calories, 6g fat (3.6g saturated), 21g carbs, 1g protein, 3g fibre, 24mg sodium