Thank you Sprouts Farmers Market and Orgain for sponsoring today’s recipe.
One of my favorite things to do is making snacks. Preparing weekly treats in my kitchen ensures I’m less tempted to eat poorly during the workweek when I need my energy most. Plus, it guarantees the foods I’m consuming contain ingredients that nourish my body, like those made by Orgain (totally pick it up at Sprouts Farmers Market). Fortunately, dates are just like candy to me, so using them to sweeten up healthy snacks is a no brainer. Take these Chocolate Protein Energy Truffles for instance. It starts with a base of pitted dates, which I then add plenty of nuts and seeds. To that mix goes in some Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Powder. I like the creamy chocolate fudge flavor best. A quick blitz in my blender and it’s ready for rolling. These truffles have just enough chocolate and sweetness that I don’t even miss having candy bars. I also like the tiny chia seeds mingling throughout the bite. It provides a crispy texture that’s unexpected. If you want to make this recipe at home, scroll to the bottom.
- 1 lb medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ cup raw pistachios, no shells
- ⅓ cup raw macadamia nuts
- ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 scoops Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Powder – Creamy Chocolate Fudge
- Optional Topping: finely chopped pistachios, macadamia nuts and pumpkin seeds
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, add the dates, pistachios, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and protein powder. Blend on high until the mixture comes together. The nuts and seeds will remain somewhat visible.
- Roll the date mixture into ping pong-sized balls.
- If you’d like, roll the truffles in a bed of finely chopped nuts and seeds.
- Eat or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
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