These sugar-free energy suppliers also make a lot of gifts.
At my sister in the street, there is a vegan café that offers a divine cheesecake. One without eggs, without butter, without sugar, but with natural vanilla and a lot of taste. It all started with that. The homemade sweets made sure that the regular visits there became daily. Small balls dusted with coconut flakes, where chia seeds meet dates and cocoa nibs on almond butter.
The rascals in the café are called “Powerballs” and, with all their sugar-free, natural ingredients that are said to have health-promoting effects, fall into the category of superfood chocolates, also known as energy bites. They are eaten in no time and are supposed to take us through the worst midday low with protein and fiber – or prevent food cravings. It is crucial for me that they are simply delicious. The catch: With 2.50 euros – each! – they are quite expensive in the café. At least, who has to eat one or two every day (aka wants). Like me.
How to Make Delicious Chocolate Truffles
In order not to lose myself in financial ruin in the long term, the superfood chocolates in various designs are now rolled by myself. And since I will probably go into mass production, something will surely come out for my environment. All colleagues who struggle to do so in the dark season will be happy to have a small, energy-giving and also decorative attention. Or my grandma, who simply cannot believe that cookies and cakes can exist without butter and sugar. But if you are one of those ready to put on their best work boots to create something fantastic, I have a recipe for you.
Maca Chocolate Truffles
(For 18 pieces)
- 100 ml almond milk
- 70 g soft coconut oil
- 150 g dark chocolate chips or grated chocolate
- 30 g xylitol
- 1 tbsp maca powder plus something to roll
- 1 tbsp Lucuma powder plus something to roll
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (alternatively ground vanilla)
1. Bring the almond milk to a simmer in a saucepan, then remove from the heat. Pour the hot almond milk over the remaining ingredients and use a mixer or food processor to make a soft mass. Put in a bowl and let it set in the fridge for 1 hour.
2. Remove pieces of the mass with a spoon and shape into balls. Spread the maca or lucuma powder on a plate and roll the balls in it. Place the balls on a plate and put in the fridge until use. They stay there for up to 1 week.
Nutritional values per piece: calories 90 kcal; Fat 6.3 g (saturated 4.8 g); Carbohydrates 7.7 g; Sugar 5.1 g; Protein 0.6 g