Words by Christine Bailey, award winning nutritional therapist and an expert in creating healthy recipes.
Almost everyone loves a little bit of chocolate every now and then, and many of those are self-certified chocoholics, who love to indulge often. If you’re looking to enjoy a treat but fancy consuming a more healthy version of your favourite snack then try these little chocolate nuggets, they are supercharged with chlorella to energise the body and they taste great, too.
Makes: 16 truffles
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours
115g cashew nut butter or tahini
60g maple syrup
2tbsp cacao powder
60g melted dark chocolate
60g dried cranberries or cherries
Pinch of sea salt
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp Sun Chlorella powder
30g shelled hemp seeds
1. Place the cashew nut butter, maple syrup, cacao powder and melted chocolate in a food processor and combine. Add the remaining ingredients and process to form a dough. Chill in the fridge for several hours until firm enough to roll into balls.
2. When the mixture is firm use a spoon to scoop out walnut size balls. Roll into balls and place on a sheet of baking parchment. Roll the truffles in a little shredded coconut or dust with cacao powder.