I got some really bad news yesterday and instantly wanted to turn to food to comfort myself, as has been my habit for the last 29 years. Specifically, I wanted a Venti Soy Latte and 1,000 peanut butter cups. I told myself that I should try to stay Fuhrman-friendly since I would only feel worse after careening off this diet. So I figured I could try making my own version of peanut butter cups….
My son devoured these for breakfast this morning! These are my favorite truffle recipe thus far.
I like the taste of all my truffles better when they are refrigerated. These are no exception!
21 fresh medjool dates
1 cup unsalted, roasted peanuts
1/3 cup raw almonds
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Pulse nuts in food processor until well chopped. Add dates, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Process until a dough ball forms. Scoop with cookie scoop and roll into balls with your hands.
If you want to make these a little more luscious, add chocolate chips after the dough ball forms—just break it up, pour in chocolate chips, pulse a couple times to incorporate and chop the chips a little. YUM! Refrigerate. Not sure how long they keep (certainly at least 3 days) because we devoured them in 2 days!