Merry & Bright……
For as long as I can remember my mom always made peanut butter balls as part of our cookie repertoire. We had spritz, sugar cookies, gingerbread, chocolate chips, you name it, she would make it, but one everyone’s favorites was absolutely, without question, the peanut butter balls. Sadly, they were just loaded with all kinds of “bad” stuff. I know, I know, the holidays are meant for indulging, and you will see me post recipes that aren’t as healthy as one would hope, but I have good news. Today, I am bringing you a healthy version of a peanut butter ball. I present you the Chocolate Sea Salt Truffle.
This recipe has been approved by every picky person in the family. Out of eighteen truffles, I got two. And I didn’t even feel bad about letting them eat all of them. They are loaded with so much good stuff, like probiotics, quinoa, millet, and chia, that I said go ahead. They had no idea that they were healthy because they taste very much like a peanut butter cup met salted toffee bits and had a baby. These are incredible. I can’t take all the credit though; the magic of the filling is thanks to Purely Elizabeth granola. This company IS the granola company to beat all granola companies. I also tried their Blueberry Hemp Ancient Grain Granola, and it is to die for!
Purely Elizabeth has created oatmeal, granola, and cereal that use superior ingredients that taste good, and are good for you. Their products are gluten free, non-gmo, and vegan. There aren’t any cheap fillers, dyes, or flavorings to worry about. These products are 100% real food. I have tried a lot of granola, but I think this is the holy grail of all granolas. Not a chocolate fan? They also have original, Blueberry Hemp, Pumpkin Cinnamon, and Cranberry Pecan granola. (They also have nut butter granola!) If you are more in the mood for oatmeal they have perfected Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oats, Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Oats, and Original. If you are in a hurry, they have grab and go cups. They were even nice enough to put a handy dandy little store locator, so you can find them at the click of a button.
Now that we have covered all the oaty goodness that they have to offer let’s get down to the recipe. You can’t get any easier than this recipe. A couple of simple tips, nothing too extreme. After you measure your granola toss it in a baggy and crush it up with a rolling pin, so it is more crumbly, instead of chunky. As far as the chocolate goes, I don’t like waste, and since I wasn’t taking these truffles any where my last few weren’t as smooth as the others because I was using up the chocolate that was left in the bowl. So, if you need all of your truffles to be picture perfect add a bit more chocolate to the bowl so you have plenty to dip in. Other than that, you are good to go! When dipping I just coated the truffles with a spoon, and then picked them up with a fork and let the excess drip off for a second. Any bare spots, use the back of the spoon to patch them up. Make sure you put them on parchment, if not the bottoms will pull off! (Oh, yes, they will) With that being said, hurry up, make a batch, share, or don’t share 😉 and sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What is your favorite type of granola?
Chocolate Sea Salt Truffles
By Angie Gouchenour
½ cup natural crunchy peanut butter
½ cup almond flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar 2.0
¼ cup Purely Elizabeth Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Granola – crushed
½ cup 60-80% dark chocolate chips (see notes above)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
In a medium bowl mix together the peanut butter, almond flour, and Sugar 2.0 until they are completely combined
Fold in the crushed granola so it is evenly distributed throughout the dough
Roll the dough into 12 tiny little truffles and place on parchment paper
Chill the truffles for 10 minutes
While you are waiting for the dough to chill melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl in 30-second increments stirring each time. So, you don’t burn them stir after 60 seconds until all the chocolate melts. (You can also do this on the stove top)
Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and dip them in the chocolate one at a time (See notes above) placing them back on the parchment paper.
Place back in the refrigerator (Or freezer if you are in a hurry) until they harden.
Once they harden keep them in a sealed container in the fridge.
This blog has not been compensated for this post. I received the above products from Purely Elizabeth to try for free. I only endorse products that I truly believe in.