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Food of the Gods? Yes, Raw Chocolate Truffles!

Everyone loves candy, even plant-based eaters.  These chocolate truffles will win the hearts of even the most dedicated carnivore.  Packed with the life-enhancing goodness of coconut and cacao, you can even pretend they are health food.  Some even call cacao, “food of the gods.”  Our kind of gods to be sure.

These truffles will last weeks under refrigeration and make beautiful gifts (try decorating the wrappers!) but trust us, once you taste them, you will be tempted to store a stash just for yourself and they’ll disappear quickly.  Kiss the high fructose crap goodbye and wake up the taste of pure joy.

 

Raw Chocolate Truffles - Food of the Gods

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup organic raw hazelnuts
  • ¾ cup organic cacao nibs
  • ½ to ¾ cup organic raw cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp. raw cocoa butter, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. In a food processor, add nuts and cacao nibs and process until finely chopped.  You can leave a little crunch if you like. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and process until a solid mass forms.
  3. Shape into ½-1” balls and roll in additional cocoa powder. 
  4. Refrigerate and then wrap individually for freshness. 

Yields about two dozen. Yummy.

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