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    Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chickpeas!)

    Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chick peas!) for a vegan and grain-free dessert!

    Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chickpeas!) for a vegan and grain-free dessert!Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chick peas!) for a vegan and grain-free dessert!

    I have a new favorite game.

    I make a really yummy dessert with a “secret” ingredient in it and then ask Jord to eat it and see if he notices and can guess the ingredient. I swear it is a lot more fun than that just sounded (lolz). But you should 100% try it with these dreamy Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles. I swear no one will know there are flipping CHICKPEAS in them.

    Jord had ZERO clue..the game just keeps on getting better.

    It all really started with the Nutty Chocolate Chip Hummus Blondies that were made with chickpeas. I was so impressed with how fudgy they were. I wanted to make a super chocolatey and brownie-like truffle and knew that chickpeas would be perfect in them. Just in time for the holidays 🙂

    It wasn’t until recently that I thought about making desserts with random veggies and pulses. Incase you are catching your head asking “what in the world are pulses?”, here are the details..

    Pulses are the dry, edible seeds of plants in the legume family. They are a category of superfoods like lentils, dry peas, chickpeas and other bean varieties! The United Nations declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP) too to help rise awareness about them throughout the world. Think pulses as the new and “it” superfood.  They are loaded with protein (twice the amount as quinoa), fiber, vitamins and minerals.  As someone who doesn’t eat meat, I am always looking for new ways to eat iron and protein and pulses are perfect. And adding them to desserts? Well that my friends, is just heavenly.

    Pulses are also good for the environment. They have a lower carbon footprint the almost any other food group, are water efficient and enrich the soil where they grow, receding the need for chemical fertilizers that contribute to greenhouse gases.

    I recently even took the Pulse Pledge! Aka committing to eat pulses at least once a week for 10 weeks. You can too by signing up here: Take the Pulse Pledge. Afterwards you have to make these Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles. They are the ultimate holiday dessert too and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

    These truffles are made with just 7 ingredients and they are vegan and grain-free!

    Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chick peas!) for a vegan and grain-free dessert!Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chick peas!) for a vegan and grain-free dessert!Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chick peas!) for a vegan and grain-free dessert!

    Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chick peas!)

    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 30 mins
    Total Time 45 mins
    Yields 16-18 truffles

    Ingredients

      Truffle

      • 3/4 cup chickpeas pulsed into hummus-like consistency
      • 3/4 cup chocolate nut butter (or any nut butter)
      • 1/4 cup maple syrup (can sub honey or agave)
      • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
      • 1/2 cup coconut flour

      Chocolate layer

      • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
      • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
      • Optional: 1 tablespoons sea salt, 1 tablespoon pecans for topping

      Directions

      1. Pulse together truffle ingredients together until well combined into a chocolatey dough-like consistency
      2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and begin rolling the dough into individual truffle balls
      3. Place evenly across baking tray and pop in fridge for about 20 minutes
      4. While truffles are in fridge, melt the chocolate chips in microwave with coconut oil, heating on 30 second increments until fully melted
      5. Dip each truffle individually in the chocolate and place back onto the tray sprinkle with pecans and sea salt
      6. Place back in fridge for about an hour to set (or freezer)
      7. Store in airtight continuer for 5 days in fridge or a couple of months in freezer

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      xx, Rach

      Fudgy Brownie Batter Truffles (made with chick peas!) for a vegan and grain-free dessert!

      Thank you USA Pulses for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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    • Reply Julie November 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      These looks amazing! Would love to make them for a family party next month but have a quick question. Do you mean 3/4 *cup* chickpeas, and from a can? Thanks hun!

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      • Reply Rachel November 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

        thanks, julie! yup 3/4 cup chickpeas. doesn’t really matter if they come from a can or bag or box. chickpeas are chickpeas 😉

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        • Reply Nina November 23, 2016 at 4:05 am

          Rachel — these sound & look amazing. I’m just wondering, do you use dry chickpea flour or do you soak/cook the chickpeas first before pulsing them into hummus-like consistency?

          Thanks!

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          • Reply Rachel November 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

            thanks nina! just good old fashioned chickpeas. no need to do anything, just follow directions above 🙂

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    • Reply Maria November 23, 2016 at 4:26 am

      I really want to try them…but i cant find coconut flour..can i substitute it with other kind of flour..

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    • Reply Rachael November 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

      These truffles sound delicious and I just can’t believe they have chickpeas in them! I have to try them 🙂

      Rachael xx.

      http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    • Reply Elyse November 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      What are we to do with the coconut oil? I didn’t seem to catch it in the directions!

      Making this for thanksgiving tomorrow 🙂

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      • Reply Rachel November 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

        use it to melt the chocolate chips 🙂 Yay! let me know what you think!! xx

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    • Reply Emily November 26, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Ooh a pulse challenge sounds fun! And the blogging community introduced me to the power of chickpeas in baked goods! LOVE THOSE CHICKPEAS!

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    • Reply Andrea December 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      I made these tonight. So easy and taste amazing! I drizzled salted caramel on mine instead of nuts. Still can’t believe they are chickpeas! 👌

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