Cacao Nut Truffles
I LOVE truffles, but not the highly processed, high-sugar version. These truffles are not only delicious but they are sugar free, all natural and contain no processed junk. Basically, they are the closest thing to guilt-free chocolate you can get!
Makes 24 balls.
300 g (2 cups) natural almonds or walnuts
30 g (¼ cup) dark cocoa powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla bean
16 fresh-pitted dates
To Decorate: Coconut, goji berries, nuts, cocoa.
Combine almonds, cocoa and cinnamon in a food processor.
Process 15 seconds until crumbly.
Add vanilla and dates then process until mixture is combined. If squeezed together, it should form into a soft ball.
Add 2 tablespoons of water – only if needed so that the mix forms a soft ball. The mix should be firm and sticky, but not mushy.
Remove power ball mixture from the food processor into a bowl.
Form into 24 round balls.
Roll balls in your choice of garnish.
Store in the fridge covered for up to 3 weeks.