Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread Truffles

When the weather starts to take on a bitter chill, and the city is covered in a blanket of beautiful white snow, I know it’s time to break out the gingerbread. There’s just something about the warm, fragrant spices that’s so comforting. I often turn to this tried and true recipe for gingerbread cupcakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting when I need my gingerbread fix.

That’s the thing about winter. You just want to cuddle up in big, bulky sweaters – unaware as to what all that comfort food is doing to your waist line. Which is why I set out to disguise my favorite winter comfort food as a healthy truffle that’s chocolate-free! Medjool dates have a great fudgy quality that makes them the perfect raw and healthy base for decadent truffles. They’re virtually fat free, rich in potassium, and a great source of dietary fiber.

Sure, there was a time when dates looked like cockroaches, and I wouldn’t go near them with a ten foot pole. But when I finally took he plunge, there was no going back. How can you go wrong with sweet syrupy chews that are virtually guilt-free? They make a great addition to smoothies, granola bars, and even salads.

If you haven’t picked up on this month’s link-up theme just yet, it’s all about comfort food! Read on for a collection of decadent comforting recipes that are sure to keep you warm all winter long!

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gingerbread cupcakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting
gingerbread cookies

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20 thoughts on “Gingerbread Truffles

  1. I made these and they are as decadent as they are delicious! Guilt-free, moist, and soft they are the perfect finish to a nice meal. They came out exactly as pictured. I also like that the spice blend and almonds take the edge off the sweetness of the dates which I find can be too sweet at times. Thanks, Chanie! You did it again!

  2. yes, i feel the same way about dates. they look like cockroaches but i still love them!! and i am so scared of cockroaches i used to call my doorman to come up and take care of them for me.

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