Holiday Carob Mint Truffles

Holiday Carob Mint Truffles
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If you are looking for a crowd pleaser this year for the holidays, go no further! This is the ultimate holiday dessert. They are unbelievably simple to make and the flavor will take over your guest’s tastebuds. The best part about this dessert is that it is actually good for you! In moderation that is.. This dessert is different to most desserts in that it is anti-inflammatory. There are a lot of nutrients packed into these little bites of goodness.
Fun fact: Sunflower seeds have the highest protein content of all seeds.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted (try with 6, see if you need to add more)
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut butter
  • 2 teaspoons spirulina powder**
  • 3 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon carob powder
  • 1 Tablespoon water + 1 teaspoon if necessary
  • 2 drops peppermint extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut flakes

Recipe adapted from Bauman College

**Spirulina can be found in the vitamin section at your local health food store. It is a blue/green algae that is packed with vitamins and minerals. Be sure to use this ingredient as it is both health supportive and it provides for the deep/rich/dark color

 Directions
  1. Add sunflower seeds to food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add medjool dates and pulse again until well incorporated
  2. Add coconut butter, spirulina, and carob powder until combined. Add the water a little at a time to get the desired consistency. To test, try rolling some of the mixture in a ball. It should stick together when pressed but should not be wet.
  3. Add the peppermint extract and salt. Start with 1 drop peppermint and increase if necessary.
  4. Pinch off a little of the mixture and roll into a ball about the size of a quarter. Roll in the dried coconut and set on a platter.
Best part is that the coconut looks like SNOW!