Safia’s Chocolate Truffles

Valentine’s Day is on its way, which means candy hearts and chocolates are everywhere you look. We’re not opposed to treating ourselves every once in a while, but we’re definitely more excited about sweet treats that are on the virtuous side. Our health coach, Safia Morsly-Fikai, has the perfect chocolate indulgence for the coming holiday (or any time you need a chocolate fix). These truffles are made from healthful ingredients but are still decadent and delicious. They’re also super easy to whip up.

Savoy Love Truffles

2 cups raw almonds, finely ground in a food processor
1/2 cup carob or raw chocolate powder
1/3 tsp. sea salt
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup agave nectar
2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil

In a mixing bowl, combine the almonds, carob or chocolate powder, salt, and shredded coconut, and mix well. Add the agave nectar and oil and mix until a dough like consistency is reached.

Using your hands, roll the mixture into ping-pong sized balls. Roll in coconut flakes. Serve as is, or cover and freeze before serving until thoroughly chilled for a more solid consistency.

You can convert to a bar if rolling the truffles isn’t something you’re up for. Just line a small baking dish with parchment paper and press the mixture into it. Chill it, and when you’re ready to serve, lift the parchment to pop the whole square out of the dish. Cut into squares, or bars, and serve.

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