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Crispy Hot Chocolate Truffles

by Arielle J on November 17, 2014

Crispy Hot Chocolate Truffle

Today I’ve made the perfect holiday treat – something spicy, rich and deliciously fun.

It’s a blend of rice krispies + chocolate + spicy hot chocolate =
a Crispy Hot Chocolate Truffle!

Watch how I make it here:

Crispy Hot Chocolate Truffles
What You Need:
3 1/2 cups Brown Rice Krispies
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter, unsweetened (or nut butter of choice)
1/2 cup brown rice syrup (healthier alternative to marshmellows)
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cups dark chocolate chips (if you want it totally refined-sugar free) or use dark chocolate chips
1 tsp cayenne or chili (or more if you want it more spicy)

Optional holiday toppings:
– 1/2 cup pistachios
– 1/2 cup goji berries
– 1/2 cup shredded coconut
– 1/2 cup chocolate chips

*Makes approx. 25 treat balls

1. In a large pot over low-medium heat, mix the brown rice syrup, coconut oil, sunflower butter, sea salt and vanilla extract. Stir well until combined and melted.
2. Remove from the heat and stir in rice krispies until all of the rice krispies are coated.
3. Using a ice-cream scooper or a tablespoon, scoop out a 1-inch ball, roll around with your hands and place onto a parchment-paper or tin-foil lined cookie sheet (or plate). If they get too sticky, lightly wet your hands with some water and keep on rolling
4. Place in the freezer (or refrigerator) for approx 5-10 minutes until they set and are pretty hard.
5. While you’re waiting them to set in the freezer, melt the chocolate. In a small pan on low heat, pour in the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is melted. Add the chili/cayenne for some spiciness.
6. Once the treats are done in the freezer, using a spoon, dip the the treats into the chocolate until the entire ball is coated and place on a parchment-paper lined tray or plate.
7. If you want to get fancy, you can add some shredded coconut, goji berries, pistachios to add a little pop of holiday color! Do it while the chocolate is still wet.
8. Put back in the freezer or refrigerator for approx 5-10 minutes until the chocolate is hardened. Voila!

A hot, spicy chocolate truffle with a crunch!

Check out the video here.

Crispy Hot Chocolate Truffle with pistachios

* This is a great option when making them for kids, bringing them to schools, or making them for an event bc sunflower butter is made of seeds, not nuts, so it’s considered nut-free.

Craving another holiday treat? Try my Pecan Pie Muffins.

Be sweet. Be festive. Be delightful.

Be Well,

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