Raw Chocolate Truffles

By Ashley | Raw Vegan Dessert

Dec 23

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Today I’m sharing a recipe for some raw truffles that I had a lot of fun with. These are fussier than the other recipes I post, but it’s the holidays, so what the hell! This season should really involve slowing down to enjoy the simple things, creating more self-love, and helping others. Sadly, every year it seems more people become caught up in the stress and hustle of it all, which completely destroys the significance of Christmas, and frankly, the joy of life. So back to the chocolate. These are yummy indulgent little bits, so much so, that you won’t miss typical sugar-laden candy. These treats are even packed with multiple superfoods: cacao, raw honey, cinnamon, almonds. Have fun with these! Change up the ingredients if you’d like: coconut butter such as Nutiva creates a more luxurious texture than almond butter. Pecans will lend a sweeter flavor than almonds. The possibilities are truly endless. Anyway, take some time to enjoy the last few days of the 2014 and I will talk to ya next year! Ciao!

truffles

Raw Chocolate Truffles

¼ c ground almonds

¼ cacao powder

3 tbsp raw honey

3 tbsp raw almond butter

¼ tsp cinnamon

pinch sea salt

Place dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add honey and almond butter and blend until a sticky chocolate “dough” forms. Roll into ½ oz. balls and place in the freezer for at least 20 min.

Chocolate Coating:

2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar or coconut nectar

¼ c melted coconut oil

Seeds from ¼ -1/2 vanilla bean

1/3 c cacao

Pinch sea salt

Whisk sweetener with oil, salt, and vanilla until emulsified. Sift in cacao, 2 tablespoons at a time until a thick sauce forms. Coat frozen truffles in chocolate sauce and top with chopped almonds/pecans, coconut, orange zest or another topping of your choice. Store in the refrigerator. Spread any leftover chocolate sauce on waxed paper, refrigerate, and chop, to make homemade chocolate pieces.


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