We have found the ultimate guilt-free treat. This is the perfect post (or pre) Pilates snack! This recipe combines chocolate, tahini and dates – all of which are rich in magnesium.
Why do we need magnesium?
Magnesium helps us to absorb calcium and other minerals, activates enzymes to create cellular energy, prevents muscle cramping, relieves migraines and increases our quality of sleep.
We’ve added a little cinnamon to the recipe as well, which when combined with magnesium helps to lower blood pressure.
Surely those are enough reasons to make chocolate truffles!
- 1 cup dates (We’ve tried Medjool and Dates of Bam)
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp ground vanilla (or vanilla extract)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 tbsp sesame seeds (for rolling)
Combine all ingredients except sesame seeds in a bowl or a food processor. If mixing by hand, chop up dates first. Mix together until it becomes a smooth paste (this is much easier with a food processor!) Pour sesame seeds into a small bowl. Roll the paste into balls (we usually make them about 1 inch in diameter) and then roll the balls in the sesame seeds until the outside is coated. Place on wax paper (we line a few containers with wax paper) and place in freezer to harden. Remove from the freezer about 20 minutes before serving.
Depending on your taste, you can add an extra date or two to sweeten more, or remove a few to sweeten less. If you’re a coconut lover, you can throw some desiccated coconut into the mix, or roll the balls in coconut instead of sesame seeds.
Share them with your loved ones, or let them be your little secret. Enjoy!