Peanut Butter Fudge Truffles by Chef AJ

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Recipe comes from The China Study All-Star Collection by Leanne Campbell, PhD

Peanut Butter Fudge Truffles by Chef AJ

Makes about 3 dozen truffles

for the date paste
1 pound pitted dates
1 cup liquid (water, unsweetened nondairy milk, or unsweetened juice)

for the chocolate fundue
1 cup date paste
1 cup peanut butter (no salt or sugar)
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Crushed peanuts

Soak dates in liquid overnight or for several hours until much of the liquid is absorbed.
In a food processor, process dates and liquid until completely smooth. You can store date paste in the refrigerator.
Place all ingredients for Chocolate FUNdue in a food processor and process until ingredients are incorporated, scraping down sides if necessary. Chill FUNdue until firm.
Using a small retractable cookie scoop, drop FUNdue into crushed peanuts and coat evenly.

TIPS
Substitute cannellini beans for some of the nut butter for a lower-fat version.

The FUNdue is also delicious when made with raw almond butter or tahini.

Try dipping bananas in the FUNdue, rolling them in crushed nuts, and then freezing for a tasty treat.

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