November 21, 2013

Raspberry Truffle Bites {healthy, GF}

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I love talking with people. 

 
I'm extroverted and I like talking anyways, but getting to talk with people is so much fun. There are so many different types if conversations. There are the for fun chats, the one on one discussions, the group conversations, the long distance phone calls - they're all unique, but all special.  I love the different aspects of different friendships and I'm so blessed to have friends who are willing to share their different interests with me. For example, I like to get together and bake/experiment/make a mess with one friend. Then I like discussing and analyzing books and stuff with another friend.  One it's volleyball, another fashion, another pinterest - I'm truly blessed by the friends I have.  God created us for fellowship!  Getting to talk things out, getting up hash things over, getting to speculate ; conversations are gifts and memories. 

 
I'm working on what I love. Because it bugs me to no end when people say they love something or someone and either 1) it gets old and loses its meaningfulness or 2) you know they person really doesn't love him/her/it and then you don't know if you can believe them every time they say it. 

Words are powerful and I want mine to be meaningful and not fluff. Whether I'm in a group of one on one, I want to not regret my words (trust me, I've stuck my foot in my mouth more times than you can count) but have an image of sincerity. I want my love for things to be special.  Reserved for friendships and conversations. Not the best chocolate pudding ever. 

So here we go. 

 
I really really really like this chocolate cheesecake pudding. Last night at a friends house, my friends mom offered me avocado and we both laughed ... she knows me well!

The chocolate filling in these is divine.  It tastes like rich chocolate pudding and after being refrigerated, takes on the texture of cheesecake.  Not kidding, it is amazing.  The oat base is slightly nutty, has a lot of texture, and pairs with the ultra smooth filling so well.  And the raspberries aren't really necessary, its just for aesthetics;)
 
 


Raspberry Truffle Bites
Recipe Source: The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Yield: 12-16 bites

Base: 
1 cup oats (gluten free certified)
1/2 cup almonds 
1/4 tablespoons honey 
2 teaspoons vanilla 

Truffle: 
1 avocado, ripe 
1/4 cup cocoa powder 
1/4 cup honey 
1 tablespoon milk 

Optional: raspberries for garnish

For the base: In a food processor, blend all the ingredients together until it forms a ball.  Form into 12-16 bases.  Freeze for 10 minutes.

For truffle filling: In a food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth.  REfrigerate for 10 minutes.

To assemble: Spread a 1/2 - 1 tablespoon truffle filling onto each base and top with a raspberry.  You can eat then, but best results are after you refrigerate the bites for at least four hours before serving.

Adapted from The Best Chocolate Pudding

 
These Almond Joy Energy Bites served as inspiration, too!
 


 
 

31 comments:

  1. Wow!! Another amazing recipe!! I love the combo of raspberries and chocolate!! Yum!!

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    1. Thank you Cailee! I used the combo in a bread yesterday ... I think I like it, too:)

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  2. I'm making this right now as an afternoon snack, they look fantastic!! c:

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    1. Thanks Consuelo! Let me know what you think! xx have a great day!

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  3. Oooh I'd say the raspberries are a necessity. I love the combo of oats + chocolate + raspberry and I loveee avocado chocolate pudding! Yum!

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    1. Haha, I like the way you think! Thanks Erika!

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  4. Love chocolate and raspberry flavors together! These look so so good! And I can eat them and not feel guilty...bonus. :)
    Tina at www.tinaschic.com

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    1. I do, too, especially when it's good for me! Thanks Tina!

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  5. Oh yum, I recently made chocolate avocado pudding and loved it! These little bites are so cute and I'm sure they are delicious too!

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  6. I really really really like these and you!

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  7. I always wanted to try avocado in a dessert! What delectable little treats! I love raspberry and chocolate together.

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    1. With the right recipe, avocado in desserts is amazing! (I've had some not so good ones, too:)

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  8. Dear Reeni, You are very blessed to recognize the different qualities of the people in your life and to enjoy each relationship for itself.
    This dessert is both unique and intriguing. It is also quite healthy. I know my daughter would love this dessert! I will give it a try.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. I hope your daughter likes it! You are so sweet Catherine. Thank you!

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  9. Yum! These look so yummy!

    glazedandconfused.us

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  10. Ahhhh, these look awesome dude. Seriously, so amazing! Chocolate avocado pudding. Am I dreaming?
    I hope not.
    Pinning!

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    1. This dream is real! :) Thanks Abbie, I hope you try it, I know you would love it!

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  11. You had me at 'healthy'! I've been looking for guilt free desserts bc I have a bad habit of losing self-control during the holiday season! LOL These look fabulous and sound so tasty :)

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  12. Wait, healthy recipes during the holidays? Is that allowed? :) I love this "lighter" candy...and you can't go wrong with raspberries and chocolate!

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    1. I just broke the cardinal rules of holiday desserts, didn't I! :) Hehe, thanks Elizabeth!

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  13. oooohhh.... These look fantastic Mary Frances!! I love everything about this recipe!! :)
    xox Amy

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    1. Thanks Amy! Glad to see you back in the blog world! xx

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  14. Awwwww YUMMMM!!!!These are exactly the kind of sweet treats that you can just keep popping into your mouth without ANY GUILT!! Soooo cute and delicious! <3 :)

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    1. You got it! I kept popping them in my mouth until they were all gone #noselfcontrol :) Thanks!

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  15. Beautiful bite size truffles. I have seen several recipes with chocolate and avocado, but I haven't tried it yet. This could possibly be my first one! Love the fresh raspberry it goes so well with chocolate.

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