Gluten-free No Bake Chocolate Covered Baklava Truffles
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No bake baklava truffles covered in dark choc and topped with Greek wild camomile. (You may use other edible flowers if you like).
Chewy and crunchy, these decadent and nutrient rich bites are the perfect healthy snack or after dinner treat,
6 dried figs, soaked in hot water
60g almond butter
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch ground clove (optional but recommended)
10g chia seeds
1 Tbsp maca powder
50g quality 75% dark chocolate, to cover
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Soak the figs in boiling hot water for 5 minutes to soften, and chop off the stem if it's tough.
Add all ingredients into a food processor and blitz to desired texture. (I like mine with some crunch)
Roll into small balls, approx 15g each to make 10-12 servings.
Melt the dark chocoalate in a bain-marie, then add in the coconut oil.
Dip the balls into the chocolate using tooth picks to turn and coat equally.
Place on baking paper on a small tray and top with edible flowers or flaked almonds or seeds.
Let cool in the fridge and enjoy!
Any left over melted chocolate can be poured onto a piece of baking paper and sprinkled with nuts or seeds to make a chocolate bark bar.
These will keep for 10-14 days if stored in an air tight container in the fridge.
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Walnuts - rich source of monounsaturated fats, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and a good source of Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum and the B vitamin Biotin. (Source)
Almonds - are high in protein and fibre and are an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. (Source)
Chia seeds - are packed with fibre, calcium and protein, chia are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which is needed for brain and heart health. (Source)
Dried figs - lower in sugar than dates, figs give a sweet chewy texture as well as providing a good source of fibre. (Source)
Ceylon (True) Cinnamon - is loaded with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. (Source)
Cloves - are best known as a sweet and aromatic spice which are rich in antioxidants and a source of manganese. (Source)
Maca root powder - is a popular adaptogen which helps the body deal with stress and react more calmly to external stresses. Maca is helpful in balancing hormones and is known for boosting mood and energy levels. (Source)
Dark chocolate 75-85% Cacao - has a wide variety of powerful antioxidants and is rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and other minerals. (Source)
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Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.