Disclaimer: I am so honoured to be in a partnership with my good friends at Garden of Life, who sponsored this blog post. Although I was provided with the products featured in this blog post at no additional cost, all thoughts & opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.
This recipe is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth during the holiday season. It's a great way to get your mint and chocolate fix, but with a healthy balance. Because, what's life without balance, am I right?
And the best part about these Chocolate Peppermint Protein Truffles?
They are NO BAKE!
Yup - just mix everything together, pop 'em in the freezer to set and you're good to go!
It's such a time saver and makes for the best snack prep. I like to keep a batch handy in my freezer for those times I'm in a pinch and need a little mid-day snack or after-dinner treat.
The Power is in the Greens!
At first glance, you'd never guess that I used a scoop of Garden of Life's Perfect Food greens powder to the truffle mixture. It's my sneaky way of making sure you're getting a much-needed boost of greens with every bite!
If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know I stand by how amazing Garden of Life's products are! Their greens powder is packed with greens, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Plus, they always maximize nutrient density and bioavailability with every Garden of Life product - whether it's protein powders, greens powders or supplements - making them the best source for both nutrition AND taste for me and my clients. (Seriously, I haven't found a brand that can do both better!!)
There's truly no need to compromise on your health (while indulging during all the festivities of the season!) when you can have something that tastes great and is good for you, too.
I mean... who wants to miss out on all the chocolate and minty goodness of the season!?
I sure won't be... and now, neither will you! Happy holidays, friends!
Grab the full recipe and details below.
8tbsp, Cocoa Powder
4tbsp, Maple Syrup
A pinch of flaky Sea Salt
1/4 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1tbsp, Peppermint Extract
Water, as needed
1 regular-sized candy cane, crushed
80 g Dark Chocolate
Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine. It should end up being pretty crumbly and fall apart into your hands.
Start adding water as needed, about a tablespoon at a time, and knead it until it reaches a consistency where it comes together. You don't want any of it to crumble apart at this stage.
Roll into 12 evenly sized balls. (Note: I cut the dough in half, then separated each half into six equal portions to help with ensuring I had enough dough for all 12 truffles.)
Place it in the freezer to set.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate down until it is a nice, smooth texture - either on a stovetop or in a microwave-safe bowl at 30s at a time.
When your truffles have frozen enough, dip them into the melted chocolate - just so the top half is covered - and then dunk into the crushed candy cane (or sprinkle overtop!) and set on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Do this to all 12 of your truffles, then pop them back into the freezer so everything comes together nicely.
Calories per serving, 125g