If we were to be honest, we never celebrate Halloween here. It’s no big deal in Spain, actually. No sweets, no trick or treat, no stores selling black & orange colored chocolate chips… nothing. But hey, it isn’t going to stop me from getting on the spooky, cute-to-death, adorable sweet treats bandwagon. Duh, I love Halloween themed candy as much as the average American.
So it looks like I’m actually celebrating Halloween this year. And by celebrating I mean stitting on the couch popping Nutella Truffles into my mouth yum. Nah, let’s pretend I’m being productive and I’m actually eating this as a pre-run snack, because hey, they’re the kind of healthy snack that you can eat before AND after a workout?
Cute? Check. Delicious? Check. Healthy? Check. It doesn’t get any better than this, I tell you. I might or might not have popped a shamefully big amout of these into my mouth, but dude, these are sugar free (the nice kind, you know, not the nasty artificial sweetener kind yuk!), high protein and full of healthy fats… nothing to regret about them.
My brothers loved these as well, and although they’re too old to care for Halloween themed candy, give them sprinkle-covered, chocolat-y, nutella flavored anything and you bet they will be in. They didn’t even suspect these were healthy *spooky evil laugh*. And neither did my friends! They actually thought these were the kind of decadent truffles which make you put on weight just by glancing at them.
Don’t you love it when you masquerade healthy treats as pure deliciousness and no one can tell they’re all wholesome and good-for-you?
After eating a handful of these babies, that’s it. Or finishing an awesome run, you know, the one fueled by this kind of treats where you feel invincible and get to improve your mark. Now, that’s my favorite feeling in the world.
The only downside about these, is that they’re too cute to eat. Like, I hate it when they look me in the eyes and I can feel them say “no please, we’re lovely no for goodness sake don’t eAT US” ok maybe that was too much, like, my mind is no working properly now… is there such thing as a chocolate overload? I think I’m suffering from one. A chocolate coma, it is. And darn, I’m loving it.
Still, I had to take their eyes off (heck, that sounded gruesome) before I could eat them… because I didn’t like the way they were looking at me. Too cute to eat, I tell you. Too cute. But also too good to miss. Because they’re super chocolaty and they taste of nutella and OH THEY HAVE SPRINKLES TOO. Sprinkles > Everything.
My advice is that you eat them when chilled for a couple of hours. I mean, they’re yummy eaten straight from the food-processor blade (not that I have tried or something yo), but if you do freeze them they become little balls of awesomeness. So freeze them, guys. You’re going to love them. And don’t forget the sprinkles, yo. I know of one who had to go back to the store because she forgot to buy the sprinkles the first one. And no it wasn’t me… I never forget to buy the sprinkles.
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Here you can see the rest of lovely treats that you should be adding to your Halloween bucket list 😉