I am a chocoholic (anyone said truffles?). I love coffee. Put them together and this girl is in heaven. When the sweet tooth monster attacks the intent is to make healthier choices about what I snack on. And these chocolate and coconut bites fit the bill. "Protein bites" have never been a go to choice for snacking but I see them more and more everywhere I go so decided to give them a try. After all, they make the perfect portable snack.
If you like semi sweet chocolate then you will love these. They have a softer consistency than normal truffles but still have the chocolaty richness. And their dense and chocolaty flavors are only enhanced by the addition of some instant coffee and a dusting of cocoa powder. Truly chocolate heaven. I hope you give them a try.
RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE JAVA PROTEIN TRUFFLES (VEGAN)
3/4 cups of vegan protein powder (I use Sunwarrior chocolate brown rice protein powder)6 tbsp Dutch cocoa
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp shredded unswettened coconut (optional but I like it)
4-5 tbsp almond milk
1-2 tbsp instant coffee
3 1/2 tbsp almond meal
1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients until well mixed.
2. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Let them set in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!