Healthy truffles exist and they've taken over my snack life. And my husband's. And within about 2 hours, there are no healthy snack truffles left in the house at all. These cashew oat truffles are my version of a Valentines Day chocolate dream. Rolled with real oats, cashews and flax along side a smidgeon of chocolate, I will likely adopt you if you bring me heart shaped container filled to the brim. Need said heart container? Design Husband made a template you can download to make the triangle heart box you see in some of the photos.
Many of my Wedding Wellness clients have the tendency to backload their calories and eating habits. This means they don't eat as much as they need from breakfast to early evening and are completely starved by the time dinner rolls around. Cue the over eating and eatinganything easy. Teaching brides to have a healthy snack is a crucial lesson to a balanced day. A healthy snack needs a carb with a protein or fat. This healthy truffle is one of my snack suggestions since it has oats paired with nuts rolled into a tidy little bite. Pretty perfect, yes?
Inspired by a peanut butter truffle from How Sweet it Is. -- Makes a bakers dozen.
Cashew Oat Truffles
- 1 C steel cut oats
- 1/4 C chocolate chips (semi sweet or dark)
- 3/4 C peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3/4 C chopped unsalted cashews
- 1/4 C ground flax seed
Directions: Add oats, cashews, flax and chocolate to a medium mixing bowl. In a small pan on the stove, or in the microwave, heat the honey and peanut butter so it becomes more fluid. Pour the peanut butter and honey over the oat mixture and stir. Using your hands, roll small truffles and set on a tray. Store in the fridge or freezer. If they last.