These are my raw chocolate truffles that I make all the time, and they will totally make you happy! They are such cute little balls of fuel! I love to make a batch of these and keep them in my freezer so that I can grab them at a moments notice and have a very healthy "pick me up" snack made entirely of whole foods that will give your body great energy! If you have ever had a Larabar, this is really similar in taste. Raw food treats can be really expensive though, so why not make some yourself? These are as simple as it gets! And so delicious and good for you too!
Raw Spiced Chocolate Truffles
Makes about 35 truffles
What You Need:
3 Tbsp. raw cacao powder (pretty easy to find at health food stores, or purchase here)
1/3 cup unsweetened , uncooked shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups raw almonds
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
15 Medjool dates
3Tbsp. raw cacao powder (for the final dusting of the truffles)
In a food processor, combine 3 Tbsp raw cacao powder and 1/3 cup shredded coconut. Process until the coconut is more finely ground up and mixed well with the cacao powder. Pour this mixture into a large bowl and set aside.
Next, in the empty food processor, add almonds, salt, and cinnamon, and process until the almonds are ground into pretty small pieces. Add the dates about 5 at a time while the processor is running, until all 15 dates have been added. The mixture may look dry and not sticky enough at first, but just give it a minute to continue to process. It will eventually become more sticky. Once the mixture starts to hold together well when you squeeze some between your fingers, it is done processing. Using a small cookie scooper or about 1 heaping Tbsp. start forming and rolling the mixture into little balls. Place the balls into the chocolate/coconut mixture and hold the bowl edges, wiggling the bowl to kind of toss the ball around in it to coat them well with the chocolate. . Continue this process with the rest of the almond/date mixture.
After all of the truffle balls have been made, place 3 additional Tbsp. of raw cacao powder into a separate bowl, and place truffles a few at a time in it to give them a final coating of plain cacao powder (this also makes them look pretty and more perfect).
Place in a storage container and store in the freezer.
See, I told you these were easy!