Healthy Holiday Treats:No-Bake Truffles

No Bake Chewy Truffle Cookies

Courtesy of Food Network

Yields 24

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dries pitted dates or 4 ounces chopped
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 full sheets of whole wheat graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • cooking spray
  • Toppings: unsweetened coconut flakes, crushed graham crackers, chopped peanuts, low-fat granola (optional)

Directions

  • Combine dates, water and lemon juice in saucepan. Simmer on medium until mixture looks like paste (15 – 20 min). Stir in honey, peanut butter, cocoa powder and salt. Once combined, stir in graham crackers and oats. Turn off heat.
  •  Mist cookie sheet with cooking spray and drop table spoons of cookie mixture onto pan. Chill and set for 20 minutes.
  • Roll each cookie into desired toppings and flatten into a plump disk. Serve cold.

Recipe from Food Network.

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