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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!
Add the dates to the food processor and process on high for 1 minute. The dates will likely form a ball in the food processor.
Add the pecans to the food processor with the dates and process on high 1-2 minutes, until the mixture resembles sand.
Add the molasses, cinnamon, ground ginger and salt to the food processor. Process on high 1 minute until well blended. The mixture will form a ball in the food processor.
Add the protein powder and process on high 30 seconds-1 minute, until it resembles a coarse sand like consistency. Scrape down the sides as needed.
Take about 1 tablespoon of the dough and squeeze it together in your hand, then roll into a ball. This will make 16 equally sized balls.
Store in the freezer to harden a bit before covering in chocolate (about 10 minutes).
To melt the chocolate chips, in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, totally about 1 minute. Stir at the 30 second mark.
After 1 minute, stir the chocolate well until it fully melts.
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 freezer or refrigerator.
Place the tray of truffles in the refrigerator or freezer to allow the chocolate coating to set. Let them sit in in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or in the freezer at least 15 minutes.
Store these in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 2 months.
If you do not have protein powder on hand, you can also use 1/2 cup of rolled oats in place of the protein powder. You will want to give it some extra time to break down in the food processor. Substitutions for pecans include: almonds, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.