Amazingly fudgy chocolate protein truffles made secretly healthy thanks to the hidden black beans. High in protein and fiber and low in calories, these little bites make for a delectable snack or treat.
Place black beans, 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, and maple syrup in large bowl of food processor; process until very smooth in consistency. You may need to scrap down the sides.
Slowly add in cocoa powder and chocolate protein powder (if desired). Taste and add more cocoa powder if necessary. If you decide not to add in protein powder, simply replace with about 3 more tablespoons of cocoa powder or until batter tastes chocolaty enough to your liking.
Place truffle batter in fridge for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove from fridge and form batter into 12 even dough balls; roll them with your hands like you would roll a sugar cookie. A tip: You can use latex gloves if you don't want messy hands!
Place truffles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place back in fridge while you make chocolate coating.
Feel free to coat the truffles in whatever you'd like. The calories currently include the chocolate coating.
To make them vegan, be sure to use vegan chocolate and a vegan chocolate protein powder.
These will keep for a few days in the fridge.