Decadent Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Posted by Beni Cook
Chocolate and mint go so well together, and the combination is amazing in these chocolate peppermint truffles. These can be whipped up in no time and are the PERFECT bite-sized after-dinner treat.



133 Cal | 7g Fats | 17g Carbs | 1g Protein



• 3/4 cup Pitted Dates (packed)
• 2 1/3 cups Water (just boiled)
• 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
• 1/3 tsp Peppermint Extract
• 2 1/3 tbspn Coconut Oil
• 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
• 1 tsp Sea Salt (large flakes, for topping)



1) Add the dates to a medium-sized bowl and cover with just-boiled hot water. Let them sit for 8 to 10 minutes.

2) Drain the dates and add to a blender or food processor along with cocoa powder, peppermint extract and coconut oil. Process until the mixture comes together.

3) Remove the chocolate mixture and scoop into rough teaspoon-sized balls. Don’t roll them with your hands just yet as they will be too oily. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer to set for about 8 to 10 minutes.

4) In a small bowl, add the chocolate chips and microwave on high for 30 to 45- second intervals until melted. Stir with a spoon to fully combine. Remove the truffles from the freezer and use your hands to smooth them into balls.

5) Take each ball and roll into melted chocolate with a spoon and then place them back on the baking sheet. Top with flaky sea salt and let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes to set or place in the fridge to set faster. Enjoy!


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Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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