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Mint and Matcha Green Tea Truffles


For the holidays, what’s better than delicious and energizing bites? These dark chocolate coated bites will increase your energy levels and provide a good source of antioxidants.

Ingredients


1 cup shredded coconut , unsweetened 
1/3 cup date purée* 
2 tbsp. almond flour 
3 tbsp. liquid coconut oil  (lukewarm)
1 1/2 tsp. Matcha Green Tea from New Roots Herbal  
5 drops of organic peppermint essential oil
A pinch of Smooth Stevia or Stevia White Powder Concentrate from New Roots Herbal
A pinch of salt
4 oz. (114 g) of dark chocolate 

*Date Purée: Cover dates with boiling or very hot water. Let stand for a few minutes, drain, and set the liquid aside. Purée with a hand blender. Add leftover liquid if necessary. The purée should remain relatively thick, but smooth.


Instructions


Mix all ingredients, except for the chocolate, well.
Mold the mixture into nice little ball shapes by pressing firmly with your hands.
If the mixture is too dry, you can add a little more melted coconut oil.
Place the balls on a tray in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or 5 minutes in the freezer.

In the meantime, using the double boiler method, melt the chocolate, stirring regularly until smooth. 
Turn off the heat and dip each ball using a fork. Place them on a tray covered with parchment paper. 
Once all balls are dipped, place the tray in the refrigerator for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Makes 15 truffles.

 

 Sonia Lamoureux