You know those fabulously delicious and fabulously extravagant raw chocolate truffles you see in health food stores? Want to know how to make them at home? It’s really simple, and while these are not “diet” food, they are food: healthy, unprocessed and good for you in so many ways. So, enjoy!
Raw Vegan Truffles (Basic Recipe)
1/4 cup raw cacao powder*
6-8 pitted dates, depending on how sweet you want them
3 Tablespoons coconut oil* (the kind that is solid at room temp)
1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews or walnuts
pinch of salt
Put everything in food processor and pulse until it is blended into a fine mix. I use my 1.5 Tablespoon Norpro cookie scoop to form the balls (see below). If the mix is too dry, you can add some more coconut oil. Do not pack them too tightly; you want them to cohere, but retain some lightness. This makes about 10 truffles.
You can also play with the recipe. The ones in the photo have 2 T of coconut flakes added in, or you could use the coconut to roll the truffles in after they are formed. You could also roll them in finely chopped nuts, cacao nibs or even chocolate sprinkles. Another variation is to add different flavors to the basic recipe. I use a few drops of my Young Living Oils*, like Orange* or Peppermint*.
Or use my Chocolate Dipping Sauce and coat them in even more raw chocolate-y deliciousness!
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- : Blend 1/3 cup raw cacao powder* with 1/4 cup melted coconut oil*. Add stevia* (for no blood sugar impact) to taste. Adjust ingredients if necessary to desired consistency.
I foresee this being my go-to holiday gift this year. I love sharing the gift of health, while letting people know how easy it is to make and enjoy delicious treats, without guilt!
*’d items are available from my office