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Cocoa-Coated Protein Superfood Truffles

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 18, 2018

 Cocoa-Coated Protein Superfood Truffles
Photo Credit: Jackie Newgent
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • 15 m

Want a dessert with benefits? Yes, there is such a thing! These truffles are kind of like a healthful peanut butter cookie dough that’s coated in cocoa powder. The “dough” of these truffles is packed with protein; it contains a creamy base of chickpeas, peanut butter and plant-based vanilla protein powder.



  • 2/3 cup Chickpeas
  • 3 rounded tablespoons Whole Food Supplement, Greens & Protein, Vanilla Spice
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Nectar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil, Virgin Unrefined
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder


1 Rinse and drain chickpeas well. Add well-drained chickpeas, protein superfood powder, coconut nectar (or agave nectar), coconut oil, salt, and almond extract to a food processor. Cover and puree until extra creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the peanut butter and blend until well combined, about 1 minute.
2 Roll mixture by hand into 16 balls, about 1 slightly-rounded tablespoon each, and place onto an unbleached parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
3 Add the cocoa powder to a small bowl. Roll each ball in the cocoa to coat. Chill in the refrigerator until firm. (Note: When truffles are at room temperature/slightly warmed due to the blending in the food processor and rolling by hand, the cocoa coating can become partly darkened/moistened, creating an interesting marbleized effect! If you prefer a more even cocoa coating, re-roll in cocoa after chilling the truffles.)
4 Store in the refrigerator. Box up as desired for gifting, keeping chilled.