Monday, December 26, 2011

Raw Cocoa - Nut Truffles

Valentine's Day is just around the corner................try this healthier treat this year as a gift for your love:

These truffles were a spin off from a great recipe on 'Cupcakes and Kale' for raw walnut and almond cookies.  Jess's version is a little prettier, I didn't have a cookie cutter available so I made truffles and also added a sweetened cocoa dusting on the outside............really hits the sweet spot! 
But be sure to check out her original while looking over this one.  I'm sure you could think of lots of variations too...............

Basic Recipe:

3/4 cup raw walnuts
3/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup raisins Optional (I just used more dates)
8-10 medjool dates, pits removed

Cocoa coating:
1/3 cup organic cocoa powder mixed with  
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp organic coconut sugar

Blend the first 7 ingredients in a food processor scraping down sides until a crumbly mixture is left.
Add in the Dates/ Raisins and blend until you have a dough ball forming

Scoop even amounts of dough from ball and roll in your palms to form 1 inch balls.  Chill in freezer for about 15 minutes to set up dough.

Mix the dry cocoa mixture and place in a small shallow bowl, I used a 1/2 pint Mason jar.
When balls have chilled nicely, place one ball at a time in the bowl with Cocoa and swirl ball around until it is coated well with the cocoa mixture.

Store in a air tight container in the freezer for up to 1 month if they last that long.  Makes about 2 dozen truffles. 

Thanks to Jess at Cupcakes and Kale for these original ingredients.  Again be sure to check her version out here


Leave a comment about what you would add to these for your own version of a great raw food treat:
or post your own truffle recipe post.  ENJOY!

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  1. i bet these are great as raw truffles, especially with that cinnamon-cocoa dusting. so glad you found inspiration in my post! xo

  2. Love your blog Jess, so many ideas! The cocoa powder dusting is really a nice contrast to the sweetness of the center mixture, plus they're not so messy. They didn't last long though, I'll have to make a new batch soon. Thanks for all the great recipes you off on Cupcakes and Kale, love it!



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