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In Love with Chocolate Truffles – Raw & Vegan, of course!
Yes, February is considered the month of love, but as my dear friend Nykki recently wrote from her travels in Thailand, why can’t it be a year of love, or even better I say, a life of love?? So, don’t wait for a special occasion to make these delightful, delectable and delicious scrumples of heaven (is scrumples a word? I think I just made it up…) make them now, tomorrow, next week, next year, every day..whenever you want a yummy and healthy chocolately treat!
Wait, what? Healthy & chocolate in the same sentence? Heck yea…did you know that chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and is good for the heart? Of course if you eat it in it’s real and raw form, not in a Hershey type form..oops, did I really say that?? Sweeten it with some agave or maple syrup, add some other heart healthy ingredients and you have, voila…TRUFFLES!!! YUMMY!
- ½ c. Raw Cacao Butter, melted
- ½ c. Raw Cashews
- ½ c. Raw Agave Nectar (or ¼ c Agave & ¼ c Maple Syrup)
- 1 c. Raw Cacao Powder (or ½ cup Carob & ½ cup Cacao powder)
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract (alcohol-free) or ½ Vanilla Bean seeds
- Pinch sea salt (preferably Himalayan Pink or Real Salt Sea Salt)
In a food processor fitted with the S-blade, process cashews, melted cacao butter & Agave until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and process until well mixed and smooth. Chill in freezer for 10-20 minutes. The more chilled the mixture is, the easier it will be to roll into truffles. Once chilled, roll with your hands into balls and then roll into your choice of shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs or raw cacao powder. Store in refrigerator! Enjoy as you wish, these truffles are GUILT FREE and GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Be Creative! Add Goji berries, dried mulberries, mint extract, nuts, whatever you like with chocolate!!!! Experiment!!!
Remember: share these with the ones you love and don’t be selfish! Here’s to a life of LOVE!