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Espresso & Oat Truffle Pops

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I would love to say that when the holiday season rolls around I am more inspired to be in the kitchen making delicious desserts, but to be honest, it is almost a daily ritual for me.  There is something very therapeutic about my busy little hands creating something. With that being said,  making and sharing food around the holidays does bring me great pleasure.  These little bundles of joy, Espresso & Oat Truffle Pops are perfect to have on hand for those spontaneous gatherings.  They keep beautifully in the freezer so you can make these well in advance.  Don’t get me wrong, these gems are not designated just for the holidays, they are a year round treat that can be enjoyed  anytime. :)

Recipe adapted from: Green Kitchen Stories
Ingredients
: Makes around 28

  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted (packed)
  • 1/4 cup raw, rolled oats (see below)
  • 1/4 cup dried, shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 shots espresso (cold)

 Preparation:

  1. For the best digestion of oats, it is recommended that they be soaked and dehydrated first.  You can read about it here.  If you are short on time, this step can be skipped.  But I highly recommend that you read about the benefits of doing so.
  2. Alternative option – if you don’t like the idea of using espresso / coffee in your diet, you can omit this and substitute a different flavor.  You could try almond, hazelnut or any other extract in its place.  If you do I would start with 1/2 tsp first and see if you need to add more.
  3. Mix all the ingredients in the food processor, using the “S” blade for 1 minute.  The batter will come together in one large ball.
  4. Using the 1 Tbsp sized cookie scoop, level off each scoop and place the dough the palm of your hand and roll into a ball.
  5. Roll each truffle in shredded coconut then push a sucker stick into the ball.
  6. Put in the fridge for a while before serving.

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3 thoughts on “Espresso & Oat Truffle Pops

  1. Jami says:

    Those look mighty tasty! I bet with the espresso I would be bouncing off the walls!! :)

  2. laura hansen says:

    Hi Amy Sue,
    I just want to tell you again how much I enjoyed christmas eve shared with you and Bob. Thank you for being so welcoming, I really appreciate such kindness and sincerity. Thank You.
    My best to you. and Happy new year!
    Laura

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