Raw Chocolate Truffles

Due to a high demand, I post this chocolate truffles recipe that I found. They are vary easy to make and very rich and yummy – once you try these, you won’t want any other truffle 🙂 They are also rich in antioxidants and the sweetness comes from dates, but it tastes chocolate. You can also experiment with this recipe by adding fruit to it or even brandy (although this won’t be raw then). It should be approximately 16-18 truffles. You can choose the ingredients so that you can make it raw or regular (it’s still healthier than to buy from the shop and cheaper then to make raw).

You will need a food processor to make them.

  1. 2 tbsp raw cacao powder or regular 100% cacao
  2. 40g raw cacao nibs or very dark – 90% – chocolate, grated
  3. 100g organic pitted soft dates. Medjool if you can find it. If soft dates are not available, you can soak the hard ones in a little water for 5 minutes, patting them dry before using
  4. 1 tbsp raw cashew nut butter (try not to eat the whole jar afterwards ;))
  5. 50g walnut pieces or you can be bad and add pecans
  6. Pinch of raw salt, such as pink rock salt
  7. Cocoa powder for dusting.

Place the nuts of your choice in a food processor and grind to form a coarse powder. Tip into a bowl.
Then place the dates and nut butter in a food processor and process to make a stiff paste.
Add the ground nuts, cacao powder and salt and pulse until “the dough” has formed. It should be very stiff and sticky, like moulding dough.
Tip into a bowl and mix in the cacao nibs or grated chocolate.
Use a teaspoon or dessertspoon for easy portion measuring. Take a spoon of dough and roll between your hands to form a round truffle or press it to make it square. Tip into cacao powder and place on a tray. Repeat until you run out of dough (am I overexplaining now?).
I’m sure you won’t be able to resist to try them, so take one and put the rest to fridge for 30 minutes before serving. Try not to eat all at once.

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