I'm one of those people who love to have a small sweet bite after a proper meal. Literally - one bite. I don't want a whole piece of cake or a big cookie, not even half of a croissant, but if you're eating something sweet right next to me, I'd love to try a small spoonful or a small bite of whatever that might be. Unless it's fruit jelly - I HATE jelly. Considering my situation, it's handy to have some healthier homemade bars or treats at home, this way I can easily lower the amount of nasty additives that could end up in my stomach. And even when it's homemade, I will still cut my vegan keto nut bar into three pieces so that I could have the "one sweet bite" moment after lunch. Solution? Healthy (ier) one bite treats. This time packed with "Hempus" hemp protein and hemp seeds. Very herby, yet tasty.
One probably knows quite a bit about beneficial hemp properties, but here, kids, we're talking about the food industry only. I could probably come up with a cool story behind this recipe, but the truth is that I wanted a new sweet treat similar to a classic truffle with its texture. I was kinda sceptical about trying to make them hemp based at first, but they turned out pretty well. Rich, creamy, the right amount of sweetness and quite pleasantly herby. It's great to know my 'coffee/tea/ break' is all about the essential fatty acids (omega-3 & omega-6), protein, fiber, potassium, Vitamin A - all of which are plant based. I say, health wins again.
Makes about 9 truffles | 1 tablespoon - 15ml | Hands on time: 10 minutes | Total time: 1,5 hr
- 1/4 cup (28g) of hemp protein
- 1/4 cup (32g) hulled hemp seeds + a bit for coating
- 3,5 tbsp (35g) of virgin coconut oil
- 1,5 tbsp (28g) of maple syrup
- a generous pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp of sesame seeds
Prep the Dough
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and place in the fridge until it becomes firm enough to work with.
Shape the Truffles
Shape into small truffles and roll them in hemp seeds. Place in the fredge until they become fully chilled and firm. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container. These babies should keep for weeks.