I'm all for making a somewhat healthy, very yummy treat to share with friends. When I needed a snack for an end of Yoga Intensive Party, I knew I'd go with something sweet and healthy. These Raw Cacao Truffles fit the bill. I doubled this recipe by The Rawtarian, with a few minor modifications. I soaked the dates in hot water for 20 minutes, and I used raw cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. After rolling, I coated half of them in coconut flakes. Purely delicious! They are vegan, gluten free, and free of processed ingredients. Truffles like this are really costly in a natural food's store, so this recipe is a keeper.
Raw Cacao Truffles
1 Cup Raw Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Walnut Halves
1 Cup Dates (soaked in boiling water for 15-20 minutes)
1/4 Tsp Salt
8 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder
Optional Coconut, nuts or cacao nibs to coat the truffles once they are formed.
Use a food processor to grind the nuts until they form a fine powder, but not a paste or nut butter. Drain the dates, and add the dates, salt and cacao to the nuts. Blend until well mixed and sticky. Roll them into small balls. Leave them as is, or roll in coconut, nuts, cacao nibs, or anything you choose. Delicious!
Namaste - Beth