Desserts are truly one of the most delicious and greatest foods to ever exist. Unfortunately for us, they also contain a lot of fat, sugar and calories. If you’re trying to stay healthy or watch what you eat, then you are often stuck with very few options. However, there are some recipes out there that try and duplicate some traditional favourites using the healthiest of ingredients, so you don’t feel guilty for indulging once in a while…or every day. My massive sweet tooth has led me to this beautiful recipe which uses white beans to make a “truffle” dessert of sorts, and it is very simple!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 can of white beans
- 10 pitted dates
- Maple Syrup (to taste)
- 4 tsp of Cacao (or more, to taste)
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
In a blender or food processor, blend a can of rinsed white beans until you get an even consistency. Meanwhile, soak 10 dates in hot water for about 15 minutes. Add the dates to your bean mixture along with 4 teaspoons of cacao and blend again until you get an even consistency. Taste to see if you need to sweeten it more, if you do then add some maple syrup to taste and blend again.
Once blended, take your mixture and you can roll it into a ball and dip in the shredded coconut and let it cool in the fridge. Alternatively, you can also put them in ice tray molds (as I’ve done above) and put them in the freezer for a few minutes to solidify a bit, until they begin to look and feel like real mini truffle chocolates.
Guaranteed you will not even be able to taste the beans! Bon apetit!