The perfect sweet treat!
Serves: 10, Prep Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 20 minutes.
1 cup pitted dates (packed)
3 cups water (just boiled)
⅓ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp. peppermint extract
3 tbsps. coconut oil
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
¼ tsp. sea salt (large flakes)
Add the dates to a medium-sized bowl and cover with just-boiled hot water. Let them sit for 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain the dates and add to a blender or food processor along with cocoa powder, peppermint extract and coconut oil. Process until the mixture comes together.
Remove the chocolate mixture and scoop into rough teaspoon-sized balls. Don't roll them with your hands just yet as they will be too oily. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer to set for about 8 to 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, add the chocolate chips and microwave on high for 30 to 45-second intervals until melted. Stir with a spoon to fully combine.
Remove the truffles from the freezer and use your hands to smooth them into balls. Take each ball and roll into melted chocolate with a spoon and then place them back on the baking sheet. Top with flaky sea salt and let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes to set or place in the fridge to set faster. Enjoy!
Chef's Tip: Additional toppings: try crushed peppermints or shredded coconut flakes
More flavor: for a silkier chocolate coating, melt the chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil.