Give the gift of love this Valentine's Day with these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola Truffles! A soft & chewy inside, draped in semi-sweet chocolate that's perfect for dessert or a mid-day snack.
I love Valentine’s Day. Not for the sappy lovey dovey parts of it, but for the food aspect! Believe me, I’ll l totally watch the Hallmark movies that are on in February, but I just love that it’s an excuse to go out to a nice dinner, make fun treats, & appreciate the ones I love!
A little story about how this idea unfolded…I was walking through the mall a couple days before Christmas & my sister & I came across one of those little kiosks selling random things. They were giving out samples of their locally made granola truffles. So I of course had to try it, because free food! The truffles were super yummy, but literally just some chewy granola with dried fruit in it dipped in chocolate.
That’s when the creative side in me said, “I could totally make my own version of these.” And that’s what I did! One of my favorite parts of having this blog is that whenever I come across a food item I really love that’s store-bought, I can experiment & create my own version to share with all of you!
These truffles are a fun twist on those delicious boxes of chocolate we’re going to be receiving soon! The granola center adds a great texture, there’s no added sugars (except for the chocolatey coating), & they’re so easy to make. Plus, the flavor I chose to make is the perfect Valentine’s Day homage – chocolate covered strawberry!
They could easily be made gluten-free with certified GF oats and chocolate. Plus, you could make your own delicious flavors by swapping out the fruit used. I also love that you only need a blender to make these. The less steps and ingredients, the better in my book! I'm all about quick, tasty recipes.
These truffles are fancy enough for a dessert, yet substantial enough to eat as a snack or for pre-workout fuel. I love a snack with versatility like that! Enjoy your holiday and your significant other, or time with friends. But in the meantime, make these granola truffles and you’ll be super happy you did!
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