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Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

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Whether you’re vegan or not, these raw vegan chocolate truffles are completely scrumptious.  They’re candy-sweet, ooey-gooey and satisfying yet they’re 100% natural, raw, vegan and paleo friendly with no refined sugars.  Plus, they’re incredibly simple to whip up.  You guys know I love sharing my 2 or 3 ingredient recipes and these are no exception.  These raw vegan truffles can be made with just 3 ingredients with 2 optional additions.

Medjool dates give these truffles a natural sugary-sweetness with a touch of caramel flavor while the soaked cashews provide a buttery creaminess.  Raw cacao gives the truffles structure and body and of course, they bring in the chocolate element.  A sprinkle of salt with help balance out the flavors and a final roll in some coconut flakes prevents them from being too sticky but both of these are optional.  I personally enjoy their stickiness and one of my favorite parts is licking the syrupy goodness off of my fingers.  A delicious aftermath, if you will.

My favorite ingredient from the lineup has got to be what’s known as “the king of dates.”  Medjool dates are wonderfully soft and tender and I love enjoying them on their own, in a variety of recipes or even in savory applications.  They’re particularly delightful when stuffed with cheese or nuts and wrapped in prosciutto.  Not only are they delicious, medjool dates are easily digested due to their dietary fiber and they also contain a bit of almost every essential mineral.  How awesome is that?  I love how perfectly they satisfy my sweet tooth in a pinch.  Here, they conspire with the raw cacao to produce a perfectly fudgy chocolate experience.  They literally melt in your mouth.

Eating soaked nuts is better for your digestion versus consuming them in their raw state and because the phytic acid present in the nuts is being broken down, the nutrients are much more easily absorbed into your body.  Pair that with the dates and you’re in for a treat that not only tastes great, it’s also good for your body when enjoyed in moderation.


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Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles
 
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Serves: 1 Dozen
Ingredients
  • 2 c medjool dates
  • ½ c soaked raw cashews
  • 3 tb raw cacao
  • Optional: pinch of salt & shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Soak your nuts for 6-8 hours or overnight. Drain.
  2. In a blender/food processor, combine everything together except the coconut, if using,
  3. Blend until well combined.
  4. Scoop onto wax/parchment/silpat and chill for 30 minutes {optional}.
  5. Roll in coconut and serve, chilled or at room temperature.

 

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