Our Favourite Vegan Chocolate Truffles Recipe!
Our Naturopaths love these delicious treats as they are really easy to make + will give you your chocolate fix over the Easter period.
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw hazelnuts
1 Tbsp raw organic cacao powder
10 dates, pitted (if dried out, soak in warm water for 10 minutes then drain)
1 1/4 cups loving earth dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup of your favourite crushed nuts
+ Place almonds and hazelnuts in a food processor and process until it reaches the consistency of a meal. Remove and set aside in a dish.
+ Next, place pitted dates in the food processor and process until small bits remain and/or it forms into a ball.
+ Then add in the raw organic cacoa powder and 1/2 of the nut meal and pulse. Continue pulsing and adding the nut meal a little at a time until a loose dough is formed.
+ Once you have a dough that's easy to form into balls, scoop out 1 Tablespoon amounts and roll/carefully form into balls. Set on baking paper and place in freezer to chill .
+ Now melt chocolate in microwave for 30 second increments. Be careful not to overheat. Once melted, stir in coconut oil to help the chocolate thin and ease the dipping process.
+ Remove truffles from freezer and, one at a time, dip them into the melted chocolate. Transfer back onto baking paper and top with your favourite crushed nuts.
+ Let them set at room temperature and store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. Transfer to freezer for longer term storage.
If you would like advice on your diet and nutritional intake, call us on 07 4041 1005 and speak with one of our Naturopaths today. We also do Food Intolerance Testing in Cairns. Book online at innatenaturalhealth.com.au/bookings