Tiny balls of rich peanut butter or fluffy mousse or gooey caramel or – if you’re unlucky, at least in my opinion – hard fruit taffy all coated in a chocolate-covered deliciousness.
They’re small. They’re decadent. They’re the perfect gift for holidays including Christmas and Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day and any other holiday you forgot to think ahead and purchase a gift ;)
Oh the seemingly innocent balls of chocolate seem so divine and much too easy to eat
one two, okay, FIVE until you take a peak at the nutritional facts and have a minor panic attack due to both the ingredients and the caloric content.
So truffles might have a bad rap – even if you ignore the nutritional facts – they still have multiple ingredients that are impossible to pronounce. If I’m going to indulge, I at least want to know what I’m putting into my body, right?!
If you’re like me and love truffles but don’t want to guilt – or the unnatural ingredients in your treat – I have the perfect recipe for you today!
It’s my Muesli Fusion Banana-Chocolate Truffles.
Just as delicious as a store-bought box of candy but made with ingredients that you can pronounce and that are good for you. Yes, you heard me right – A healthy truffle!
Bananas. Coconut. Dark Chocolate. Almond Butter. Muesli Fusion An Ox Muesli.
That’s it. Five, FIVE, FIVE ingredients in these mind-blowing, non-diet busting truffles. Do I have your attention yet?
Awesome. Now that you’re totally intrigued I’m going to tell you a little bit about Muesli Fusion. Muesli Fusion was one of the sponsors of Blend and their muesli is ah-maz-ing. Seriously. I’m secreting hoping this post will inspire Ian to send a case of each of their flavors to my door (hint, hint!!) :)
Muesli Fusion doesn’t add sugar to their muesli and they try to use organic ingredients when they are available. An all-natural, sugar-free
breakfast snack any-meal-of-the-day option? I’ll take it!
Plus, Muesli Fusion is currently hosting a recipe contest that I’m hoping to score either a Lululemon or a Whole Foods giftcard for posting these sinfully healthy truffles. One of the winners is selected by the Pinterest pin with the most repins. I’d love it if you headed to my pin of Muesli Fusion Banana-Chocolate Truffles and repinned it to your heart’s desire. And tell your friends ;)
Okay, now where was I? Oh yes, truffles. Healthy, real-food, no-sugar added truffles.
They’re delightful. They’re rich. They’ll satisfy that I need chocolate in a bad way but still want to be healthy kinda craving. They’ll save the world.
Okay, I’m just kidding on that last one. Kind of… These truffles involve chocolate and chocolate makes people happy and happy people WILL save the world. No? Okay, just promise me that you’ll make these soon. You’ll love them and be super happy too :)
Muesli Fusion Banana-Chocolate Truffles
Makes 16 Truffles
- 2 very ripe, large bananas
- 2 cups Muesli Fusion muesli (any kind will work!)
- 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1.5 cups almond butter
- 8 ounces dark chocolate, melted per package directions
In a large bowl, mash bananas and almond butter together until no chunks of banana remain. Stir in muesli and coconut then place mixture into fridge and allow to cool for one hour. Once cooled, roll into 16 balls and place into freezer for 30 minutes or until hard. Dip each truffle into melted dark chocolate and place on cookie sheet in freezer. Allow to cool until set. Store in airtight container in freezer. Allow to come to room temperature for 2-3 minutes before enjoying.
Made with real, all-natural ingredients, you have no reason not to enjoy these delicious bites of Heaven. Just make sure to have a few bags of Muesli Fusion in your pantry because once you taste your first healthy truffle, you won’t be able to stop ;)
Are you a muesli fan? What about a truffle fan? What is your favorite type of candy or baked good to give someone for a holiday?