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Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Truffles

Thanks for the inspo, Hü Kitchen!

Thanks for the inspo, Hü Kitchen!

This may sound crazy (because it is), but I was dreading this weekend. I. KNOW. Who can dread a weekend?! Who can dread two days away from this office for a little self-reflection and sleeping in? But, I was staring down a Reminder App list of Weekend To-Do's so long I was starting to forget why I even had a list! I was facing a brick wall of tasks, and, I'll be honest, even meal prepping felt overwhelming. And meal prepping is my favorite! This laundry list (which also included doing laundry) made me realize that there is sometimes not enough time in the day to do everything, even if everything is timed out perfectly. Because sometimes open gym comes into the mix and you can't say no to open gym! It can be frustrating! Believe me. I was just there this weekend (see above).

So when everything doesn't go according to plan, don't do what I did and freak out. It won't do you or your Reminder App any good. Just take a breath, reset the priorities, and dive in. Then melt some chocolate, roll some balls of almond butter, and have the best damn weekend of your life! (original recipe inspired by the good people at Hü Kitchen.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut and chopped walnuts mixed (optional)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 bar baking chocolate

Steps:

  1. Put the almond butter, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla in a saucepan. Turn the burner onto a medium heat.
  2. Stir continuously until all of the ingredients are melted.
  3. Pour batter into a glass container and place in the refrigerator for a couple hours.
  4. Slice squares of the batter and roll into balls in your hands. Put back into the fridge to cool again.
  5. Melt chocolate in the microwave (I usually chop the bar into smaller pieces and heat it in the microwave in 10 second intervals) until it's smooth.
  6. Take the almond butter balls out of the fridge and roll into the melted chocolate. Place on a rolled out piece of parchment paper.
  7. Sprinkle dreaded coconut and walnuts on top.
  8. Place back in the fridge to cool.
  9. Eat and enjoy!

These almond ball truffles are so sweet and salty and indulgent and totally appropriate for busy weekends. They're perfect for sharing or eating solo. Whatever feels right.

10.6g fat/8g carbs/2.6g protein/127 calories (per 1 of 24 balls)

Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.