Easy Raw Valentine Truffles
This recipe was adapted from a raw energy bar recipe I use pretty often. It's typically equal parts dates, nuts and some lemon juice and zest. But for Valentines day I think chocolate is a sentiment most enjoy. These are far more rich, gooey, and decadent. They turned out so well, and I think anyone's significant other - even one who isn't super into raw desserts like my boyfriend - would appreciate these!
When I made these I was just experimenting, so the amounts are estimated, and it will depend on your blender/ food processor.
This recipe will make 12-13 little truffles. (Aka just enough to give 6 away and keep the rest for yourself).
Happy Valentines Day everyone!
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup cashews
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp raw cacao
1 tbsp coconut flakes
1 tbsp chia seeds
Water, added sparingly if the mixture won't blend
The truffles were rolled in:
Raw cacao powder
Flora Elderberry Crystals
Prairie Naturals Red Superfoods Powder
Add all truffle ingredients to a good quality food processor or a blender, except the water. Grind ingredients until the nuts are chopped in small pieces, and dates are broken down. You want the consistency to be pretty smooth - smoother than an energy ball would be. This may take some stopping, pushing the ingredients back into the blade, and grinding again. If the ingredients are too dry or you're having trouble blending, add small amounts of water until the consistency is smooth, gooey and a little wet.
Once you've achieved the consistency you want, scoop out a small spoonful at a time and roll into balls.
On three separate plates, add one packet or 1 tbsp Prairie Naturals Red Superfood Powder, 4 scoops Flora Elderberry Crystals, and 1 tbsp raw cacao powder. Roll your truffles one by one in either of the toppings, and lay flat. If you're boxing up your little creations, separate any additional layers by parchment paper to avoid sticking. Refrigerate 2 hours ideally before serving or boxing up.
Disclaimer * What I've personally noticed with blending consistencies like this is that if you don't have a Vitamix or a good quality blender, you should stick to a food processor. Especially, stick to a food processor that fits just the amount of food you want to chop. It takes a lot of stopping, then pushing ingredients back down to the blade, etc sometimes.