Everyone loves a naughty treat. But for some of us with a waistline to watch, a naughty treat does not always end too well. These truffles are bordering naughty but they are so jam packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, they get to get away with it.
Actually, I lied. The only reason I make these is they’re dead easy to make. It ignites the 5-year-old and big fat lazy bear in me. The last time I tried making regular chocolate truffles, I nearly covered the entire kitchen in chocolate. I don’t mean to say these won’t leave a speck of grime on your hands. They will, but at least you won’t need a fire brigade to hose down the entire kitchen once you’re done.
RAW CACAO TRUFFLES
Makes: Over a dozen
Prep time: Under 30 minutes
2 cups almond meal
3/4 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup raw honey or puréed dates
1/3 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
pinch of sea salt
Hazelnuts, goji berries or almonds
1. Pop all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. It does take a bit of mixing to get there.
2. Take a small amount of the mixture, and roll little balls between your palms. If you’d like, you can fill your truffles with nuts or dried berries by poking them into your mixture before rolling them into balls.
3. Coat the balls in extra cacao powder, dessicated coconut or crushed nuts. Keep refrigerated for up to a week or longer in the freezer in an air tight container.