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EatingWell: Coconut macaroons meet dark chocolate truffles

By Katie Webster, EatingWell on

Inside the snap of a dark chocolate shell lies a tender coconut-cocoa filling: a mix of naturally sweet dates, cocoa and coconut flour. Coconut flour is a healthy way to add decadent coconut flavor to this coconut-dark chocolate truffle recipe and other baked goods. It packs a whopping 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons (with only 2 grams of total and saturated fat). Look for coconut flour near other gluten-free flours.

Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

Yield: About 40 truffles

Active Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 4 to 5 hours (including chilling time)

2 cups whole dates, pitted and coarsely chopped (16 to 18 large)

 

1 cup boiling water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup coconut flour

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