Chickpea Chocolate Truffles (Sugar Free and Gluten Free)
I think that these days many mothers are in a constant battle just making their kids eat for health.
I am one of those and I am on a mission to create healthier food options for my kids with ingredients that they hate into recipes that they fall in love with.
My son who turned eighteen this year is the fussiest eater in the world. He eschews from all lentils, most vegetables and red meat. So you can guess how frustrating it is for me to create a meal plan that he likes.
Sometimes I tend to sneak healthier options into his food, sometimes he finds out and sometimes he doesn't. Two of my latest inventions have been a success. I am sharing the first one today, it is chickpea truffles. Why? I had to experiment with this ingredient because he is the worst enemy of chickpeas or you can say vice versa.
No matter how I try to make them whether in the form of a stew or rice he refuses to eat. He loves chocolate, so after a period of trial and error I came up with this foolproof recipe of chickpea chocolate truffles. The happiest part of this story is that he never found out what was the secret ingredients used in making the recipe.
Actually while I was trying to take a picture of my hard labor (the hardest part was formulating the perfect combination of ingredients) and I know the other hard part is taking a photo which I am not good at - at all. During this whole period, he kept on asking "mom can I taste one now "and that was when I realized that my efforts will bear fruit today.
Now let's get to making the chickpea truffles by gathering some ingredients and following some steps which are very easy.
|boiled and drained chickpeas||150g|
|melted dark chocolate||2-3 tbsp|
|thick honey or maple syrup||2-3 tbsp|
|dark cocoa powder||2 tbsp|
|dry milk powder to veganize add equal amounts of tofu||2-3 tbsp|
Now add in the melted dark chocolate and cocoa powder