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Small green plate filled will gingerbread truffles with a gingerbread truffle with a bite removed in front of the plate. The plate is surrounded by holiday decorations

Healthy Gingerbread Truffles

Healthy gingerbread truffles are easy to make and perfect for holiday parties! This recipe is high in protein and healthy fats and is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and so simple to make! No baking required! Kids will love these and they are perfect for gifts too! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread energy bites, gingerbread truffles
Prep Time: 15 mins
Resting: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 16 servings

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Ingredients

Gingerbread Protein Energy Bites

Chocolate coating

Instructions

  • Remove the pits from the dates.
  • Add the dates to the food processor and process on high for 1 minute, until the mixture resembles caramel.
  • Add the pecans to the date paste and process on high 1-2 minutes, until the mixture resembles sand
  • Add the molassas, cinnamon, ground ginger and salt to the date and pecan mixture. Process on high 1 minute until well blended. Will form a ball in the food processor. 
  • Add the protein powder and process on high 30 seconds-1 minute, until a coarse sand like consistency. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Take a small handful from the food processor and press it together in your hand. The mixture should easily form a ball. 
  • Roll 16 equally sized balls from the mixture, using about 1 tablespoon of mixture to form each energy bite.
  • Store in the refrigerator or immediately cover in chocolate.  

Chocolate coating

  • To melt the chocolate chips, add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds.
  • Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave again 30 seconds. 
  • Remove from microwave and stir again. Should almost be completely melted. 
  • Put back in the microwave and microwave again for 15 seconds. Stir well again
  • Chocolate will be easy to stir and should be able to drizzle if needed.
  • Once the chocolate coating is finished, set up a tray with wax paper.
  • Use a large spoon to add the truffles one at a time to the chocolate coating. Move the gingerbread energy bites around in the chocolate until fully coated. 
  • Remove the truffle from chocolate and place it on the wax paper. Do not touch it again until it has time to set up in the refrigerator. 
  • Place the tray of truffles in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate coating to set. Let them sit in in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  • Store these in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to a month

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Gingerbread Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g
Carbohydrates 6g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 4g
Protein 3g
*
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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