A healthier alternative to candy, these chocolate truffle energy bites are perfect for a snack or dessert!
Sometimes you just want a little something chocolate, right? And if you don’t want to have a ton of refined sugar, chocolate truffle energy bites might be just the thing to satisfy your chocolate craving in a healthier way.
This is a healthier truffle recipe – this recipe is a cross between a chocolate truffle and an energy bite. It’s chocolatey and delicious, but also full of fiber from the dried plums and oats, and contains protein from the sunflower seeds.
The dried plums provide natural sweetness and help these truffles stick together. I coated half of them in cocoa powder, and the other half in mini chocolate chips. These were a big hit in my family, which makes me happy because they are a sweet treat that’s healthy, too.
If you don’t love the idea of dried plums, you could use a different dried fruit like cherries or dates. Adjust the sweetener to your taste, and if you prefer a different sweetener, go ahead and give it a try! The mixture should be very thick and sticky. You can roll these in chocolate chips, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, crushed sunflower seeds, or anything else that you like.
Dried Plum Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites.
Pulse the sunflower seeds and gluten free oats in the food processor until they are finely ground.
Add the California Dried Plums and pulse until they are finely chopped and incorporated.
Add the maple syrup and unsweetened cocoa powder and process until the mixture comes together - it will be very thick.
Scrape the mixture out into a bowl. Stir in the ⅓ cup of chocolate chips.
Place some cocoa powder and some more chocolate chips into two separate small bowls.
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
Roll the mixture into balls that are about one inch in diameter. Roll each ball in either the cocoa powder or mini chocolate chips.
Place the balls on the lined cookie sheet. Let them chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before eating.
Store in the refrigerator.
These chocolate truffle energy bites are so easy to make. The chocolate and sunflower seeds really go nicely with the natural sweetness of the dried plums. These are a delicious way to enjoy a treat in the middle of the day! And if you need a sweet/salty combo, this recipe looks amazing! Of course, you may need to sub in Sunbutter or Wowbutter instead of the peanut butter, but these do look wonderful.