Ever sneaked downstairs for a midnight snack?
I still, to this day, have the most vivid memory of sneaking downstairs at night with my best friend, Phebe, in 1st grade in order to get a midnight snack. Actually, it was more like a 10 PM snack, considering we were only in 1st grade. We slid down the staircase railing, sneaked into the pantry, and took a box of crackers back upstairs to my room.
I think it’s safe to say we woke up the next morning covered in crumbs.
When Phebe asked me how often I usually sneaked down for snacks, I replied “I do this every night”. Well, back then this was far from true. But today… it holds a little more weight.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta have a midnight snack. Especially when cramming for a killer test or desperately attempting to finish a report before work the next morning. And about 110% of the time, this midnight snack’s gotta be chocolate.
Which is why these little babies are perfect. Each one has 3g protein and 6g healthy fats, meaning they’ll hold you over until morning without your stomach growling again around 2 AM.
Plus, they’re chock full of none other than CHOCOLATE, so just one will completely satisfy you. Not to mention, they’re completely raw, refined sugar free, gluten free, and dairy free.
And pop them in the freezer and a few hours later you’re left with a FROZEN COOKIE BALL. YUM.
In fact, after tasting these babies I’m thinking about changing their name to “All day every day” Dark Chocolate Truffles! 😉
Midnight Dark Chocolate Truffles
- 1/2 c raw cashews
- 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 3 tbs dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tbs agave
- 3 tbs peanut butter
- 2 tbs dark chocolate chips
Process cashews, coconut flakes, and oats in a food processor or blender for 30 seconds. Add cocoa powder, and pulse for 10 more seconds. Pour into a small bowl and add agave and almond butter. Stir until combined. Melt the chocolate chips and stir into the batter. Scoop out tablespoon sized amounts and roll into balls. Top with extra coconut or roll in mini chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 dozen truffles)