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Food of the Gods? Yes, Raw Chocolate Truffles!

Chocolate Truffles - Front ViewEveryone 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.

Chocolate Truffles - Ready to Wrap 

Ingredients:  [We prefer all organic ingredients if possible]

1 cup raw hazelnuts

¾ cup cacao nibs

½ cup raw cocoa powder

3 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil

1 ½ tbsp. raw cocoa butter, melted

½ cup maple syrup

Chocolate Truffles - Just ProcessedHow to make them:

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

08-06-13 Chocolate Truffles - Final Step Before Eating