Guilty Little Pleasures
I sincerely hope you didn’t give up sweets for Lent, because I have a bunch of chocolate recipes to share. There’s an amazing new truffle place in the skyway where I work called Legacy Chocolates. Ah.Maz.Ing. At $3 a piece, they are worth every cent. They make 99% dark cocoa truffles, and experiment with new flavors each week. What’s not to love, right? The trouble is, I was becoming a regular. For a couple months, I would get a truffle every week. So I thought, hmmm I could totally make something like this.
I found this recipe for truffles on Pinterest, and it spoke to me:
Guilt-free chocolate truffles: “Greek yogurt chocolate truffles. Great recipes for fitness lovers with a sweet tooth.” From MayIHaveThisRecipe.com.
|1 tbsp||Almond butter, all natural|
Baking & Spices
|1/2 cup||Chocolate chips, good quality|
|1/3 cup||Cocoa powder, good quality unsweetened|
|1/4 cup||Greek yogurt, fat free|
Need no further convincing! I took a stab at switching up the flavors and was pleasantly surprised at how easy they are. And they are just the perfect size for when a little chocolate craving hits. I’ve made these a few times and plan to experiment with other yogurt flavors and butters. If you’re trying to be good and say no to those Girl Scout cookies, this may be just the healthy alternative for ya. I used the same measurements as above, only changing out certain pieces.
I used a mixture of Chocolate Quest Protein Powder and cocoa powder (Set this aside to roll the truffles in later.)
I mixed 50/50 chocolate chips and baking chocolate, using the same measurements as above.
For this version, I stuck with greek yogurt, but replaced the Almond butter with Justin’s Hazelnut spread. It gives a really subtle flavor.
Coconut Banana Version
For this version, I substituted plain yogurt for banana-flavored Chobani. Instead of almond butter, I used coconut oil.
First, melt your chocolate in the microwave, stirring every thirty seconds to avoid burning.
Add the greek yogurt and almond butter/coconut oil and mix well. Refrigerate/freeze for about 15 minutes.
Using a spoon, scoop out tablespoon-sized dollops and roll into balls. Coat the balls in your cocoa powder mixture. And that’s it! Store in the fridge for quick and healthy treats.
This doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll stop supporting my favorite local business, but now I have access to my own secret supply of truffles.