Barb: we have a special gift for you...but it's a surprise! Follow the steps below to dazzle your friends and family when they arrive at your home on New Year's Eve.
We’ll start with three ingredients: butter, almond milk (or regular milk), and Coconut Palm Sugar. Please don’t substitute real sugar. It would break our hearts if you go and increase the glycemic level by 300%.
We'll bring this mixture to a boil and cook for five minutes, stirring constantly. Don't even think about walking away from the pan...just think of the calories you'll burn with all this stirring.
Dump half a can of black beans into a bowl, and mash them to smithereens.
Now we'll use our whisk and blend the beans into our cooked mixture until the lumps are gone.
Where were we? (Shiny objects and cute babies tend to throw us off). Ah...yes. Now we're going to add some vanilla and toasted pecans.
Let the chocolate mixture cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate for about an hour, or until it's firm enough to shape into balls.
Using a tablespoon, remove one scoop at a time and level with a knife.
Using a second spoon, remove the chocolate mixture from the tablespoon.
Recipe makes 36 truffles. (Less the one you couldn't wait to eat).
You can probably tell by now that we really like our sweets....especially chocolate. HOWEVER, it's important to note that we only make goodies like these once in a while...and when we DO make them, we only eat ONE. (Okay, two). But that's it!
Also, you might be thinking, Truffles are perfect just the way they are. Why did you have to go and add all those weird ingredients?
Great question. The answer is that the extra nuts, black beans, and coconut palm sugar bring the glycemic level way down. Without boring you, that basically means we can have our truffles and eat them too, without spiking our blood sugar. (Sustained spikes in blood sugar can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other unpleasantries we'd rather avoid).
So Happy New Year everyone, and enjoy your TWO truffles! If you're the kind of person who likes exact measurements (good grief, you people are needy), you can see the recipe for Fudge Truffles here.
Love, Katie and Barb
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