Hi & Happy Humpday!
My thesis is OVER and I go home in less than a week. I cannot wait! I’m trying to pack these last few days in with some holiday activities and last minute Christmas shopping in between jobs. I have to say though, working in social media is kind of fun around the holidays and incorporating holiday cheer into brand messaging is much more enjoyable 🙂
Anyway, enough about me! Today I’m bringing you a super easy, healthy holiday treat to make it through this last full work week before the holiday break. It’s small batch too, so you don’t need to worry about indulging too hard before the full-on Christmas cookie madness begins! But, if you’re like me, you need a little somethin’-somethin’ after dinner to satisfy your sweet tooth, know what I’m saying?
4-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
(makes 5 large truffles)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
1 tbsp honey
powdered sugar to coat (optional)
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients.
2. Mix until the ingredients are well-combined and all the cocoa powder is moistened. This should take about 2 minutes, so keep going even if it doesn’t look like anything is happening! Feel free to add an extra teaspoon or so of applesauce if it’s not coming together.
3. Tablespoon by tablespoon, roll the cocoa mixture in your hands until a ball forms. Continue until the mixture is completely rolled into truffles.
4. Roll in confectioner’s sugar if desired and freeze for at least 20 minutes before eating or store in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container.
Have a great rest of your week!