do you believe in magic... truffle bars?
You know those 7-layer bars that have graham crackers, coconut, caramel, chocolate and only God knows what else and taste AHmazing?! Well, we found a recipe that is all that AND plant based & refined sugar free! Yes, MAGIC!
Magic Bar Truffles
Makes 20 Truffles
Total Cook Time: 15 min + 1hr. 30 min to chill
1 lb medjool dates pitted
2 tbsp water
1⁄4 c all natural peanut butter or any nut butter
1⁄2 tsp sea salt
1⁄3 c walnuts chopped
1⁄2 c unsweetened coconut shredded
1⁄2 c graham cracker crumbs (vegan- we used Back to Nature graham cracker sticks)
10 oz dark chocolate (vegan-we like Enjoy Life)
1 tbsp coconut oil
If you bought already crushed graham crackers, skip this step. If you have regular graham crackers, add a few to a food processor and pulse until they are crumbs. Or place them in a bag and smash them. Make sure you have enough for a 1/2 cup and maybe a bit more for topping if you want. If you used the food processor, pour the graham cracker crumbs into a bowl and set aside.
Add the pitted dates to the food processor. Pulse a few times to start breaking down. Then add the water.
Now, process, scraping down the sides as needed until the dates are smooth and look like caramel. This will take a few minutes.
Then, add the peanut butter (or nut butter) and salt. Continue to process for a few more minutes until the date and peanut butter are completely smooth.
Next, add the graham cracker crumbs, the coconut and walnuts. Pulse a few times to incorporate everything.
Now, place parchment paper on a sheet pan, and roll about 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball with your hands. They will be a bit sticky, so you may want to wet your hands to help them not stick.
Continue to roll all the mixture into small balls and place them on the parchment lined baking sheet. You should get about 20 or so truffles. Place them in the fridge to chill for about an hour or the freezer for about a half an hour.
When ready, melt the dark chocolate using either a double boiler, or heating in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Stirring after each interval, until melted. Then, stir the coconut oil into the chocolate and let it melt in.
9. Next, take a truffle, that should be nice and firm now, put it in the bowl of chocolate and coat completely. Repeat with all of the truffles. We used a spoon to get them out. Place them on the parchment paper. Before they harden, sprinkle with more coconut, graham cracker crumbs or walnuts. Place back in the fridge for at least an hour.
If you have any left, they can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container!
We hope you love these as much as we do! Let us know in the comments or shoot us an email! 🌱✌🏻❤️
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