Nutritional Wisdom with Carly Pollack

Chocolate Chickpea Truffles

Keepin' it Kind

Ingredients
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup, heaping chickpeas
1/2 cup cashew butter
1/4 cup Grade B maple syrup
1/2 packets stevia (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips (70% cacao or higher)
1 tbsp cacao nibs for sprinkling

Directions
Combine the oats and chickpeas in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until they are in small pieces. Add the cashew butter, maple syrup, and salt and process until it forms a smooth ball. You may need to scrape the sides a few times. Taste it to see if it’s sweet enough. If you want it sweeter, add the stevia and process until combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a tablespoon to scoop level spoonfuls and then use your hands to roll the filling into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the filling. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze for 20-30 minutes. Melt the chocolate chips in a small pot on low heat. One by one, drop one of the balls into the chocolate and use a spoon to completely cover it with chocolate, scoop it out and place back on the baking sheet. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle a tiny bit of cacao nibs on top of each truffle.
Once they are all done, allow them to sit at room temperature until the chocolate is set. Refrigerate until ready to eat (the chocolate begins to get a little melty after about 5-7 minutes, so it is best to keep them refrigerated until right before you eat them).

Serving
18-20 truffles