If you are after a healthy alternative to the usual afternoon sugar or fat ridden snack option, here is one great recipe that will satisfy your hunger without the extra calories,(only 65 cal ). Truffles are high in fiber and are quick and easy to prepare. The dream snack for the chocolate fitness maniac. 😉
50 gr. cacao butter
50 gr. honey or maple syrup
40 gr. cacao powder and cacao and some extra cocoa to oval the balls
60 gr. whey protein isolate
1 tb. spoon cinnamon
Cocoa butter is shredded or, in my case, it is chopped with a spoon in the jar and poured into a small casserole standing on the kitchen scales, digging until 50 grams of sawdust. Casserole is placed in a container of very warm water and it is expected to melt the cocoa butter. This is a bit slow, so I put the casserole for a short on a hot plate. I want the cocoa to remain harsh, so I do not keep it in the hot plate, just for a short time, just enough to warm the pot. Since nut oil is on sawdust, it melts very quickly.
Then add maple syrup (or honey, but be liquid), stir and add the protein. Finally, the cocoa is added and mixed to a homogeneous mixture.
Spoon is taken from the mixture and hands are formed beads. Truffle dough is great, soft and does NOT stick at all. If the fingers remain a little dough, he squeezes to the ball and immediately sticks to it. They are very easy to make.
In a small bowl, cocoa is added and each truffle is rolled, either with a spoon or swinging the bowl backwards. I tried both.
Truffles are placed in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours. Be careful to put them in a bowl so they are not on top of each other because they are soft at the beginning and will be deformed.
Nutritional values for truffle
The mixture is divided into 14 equal truffles
In 1 candy:
4.5 g protein
4.1 g of carbohydrates and 0.79 g of fiber
3.9 g of fat