Chocolate Truffles

Raw Chocolate Truffles
Melts in Your Mouth

These bite-sized delicacies will melt in your mouth! I recommend hiding some in the freezer or they will all be gone before you know it.

Raw cocao  packs a caffeine punch so be careful. Eat too many of these at night and you may be awake into the night.

There is a lot of room for customization. Try putting a raw nut in the center, or a piece of dried fruit. Roll the truffle in cinnamon, or a spice and cocoa powder mix. Use a variety of nuts... Use your imagination!

Chocolate Truffles
 
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Looks fancy but is easy to make. Store in the freezer for later use.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Raw Food
Serves: 15-25 Truffles
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut butter/oil, warmed to soften
  • ¾ cup date paste (see below), or coconut nectar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup dried shredded coconut
  • 2 cups raw cocao powder, sifted
  • 1 cup chopped nuts or shredded coconut or ¼ cup cocoa powder
Instructions
Date Paste:
  1. To make the date paste, soak 1 cup of pitted medjool dates for several hours or overnight in ½ cup water.
  2. Blend soaked dates and the soak water in a high speed blender until creamy.
  3. Scrape down sides frequently to insure all of the dates are incorporated.
  4. Store any leftovers in a airtight container in the refrigerator and use to replace honey or agave nectar in other recipes.
Truffle:
  1. In a high-speed blender, blend the warmed coconut butter/oil, date paste or coconut nectar, vanilla, and salt.
  2. Add the shredded coconut, ½ cup at a time, and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the cocoa powder until thoroughly combined.
  4. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or more to set slightly.
Topping:
  1. Place the chopped nuts (or coconut or cocoa powder) onto a small plate.
  2. Scoop out 1 heaping tablespoon of the chocolate mixture and roll them into balls between clean wet hands.
  3. Roll these in the nuts to coat.
  4. Refrigerate until firm.
  5. Store the finished truffles in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Supporting you by bringing you flavorful and satisfying vegan and raw vegan recipes, inspiration and online training and one-on-one coaching to help LOVE YOUR VEGAN LIFE! I am an educator and revolutionary who has teamed up with my physician/dietitian husband, Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA, to address the growing health problems in the Afrikan/Black community by building a Nation of Black Vegetarians and Vegans.

4 comments on “Chocolate Truffles

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