Lifeway Foods Truffles Recipe

Lifeway Foods, leaders in probiotics and nutritious foods, put a healthy twist on Valentine’s Day treats

This recipe is courtesy of Lifeway Foods

2
Servings
440
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup dark chocolate chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Lifeway Lowfat Plain Kefir
  • 4 Tablespoons finely ground toasted almonds plus more for rolling
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons raw agave nectar
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder plus more for rolling
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions

Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler, then remove from heat and set aside.

In a food processor, blend together the kefir, ground almonds, almond butter, agave nectar, cocoa powder and salt.  Add the melted chocolate and blend that in, too.

Transfer the mixture into a shallow, sealable container and refrigerate until firm (1-2 hours).

Prepare your rolling ingredients – I like to roll my truffles in more ground almonds, but you could roll them in cocoa powder, too. Place your rolling ingredients in separate, small bowls.

Use a measuring spoon to scoop some truffle mixture – I use 1 or 1 & 1/2 tsp to make nice, bite-sized truffles. Gently roll the mixture between your palms to form a ball, then roll in your almonds, cocoa powder, or whatever you’re using.

Refrigerate in a single layer in a sealable container, and remove from the fridge for about a half hour prior to serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
43µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
105mg
11%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
100mg
31%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
210mg
30%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
38mg
3%
Water
43g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Truffle Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Truffle Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!