Chocolate nut truffles

Chocolate nut truffles

I seem to be on a food theme lately, but these are so good I had to share. I’ve made them a bunch of times, and each time they come out a little bit different.

Here’s the basic recipe to get you started. All the nuts are raw.

5 dates
1/3 c water
4 tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 c Walnuts
1/2 c Almonds
1/2 c Hazelnuts
1/2 c Coconut – shredded, unsweetened
3 heaped tsp cocoa powder (the best stuff you can find)
1 tsp ground coffee (or instant)

  1. Chop up the dates, put them in a microwave safe dish and add the water. Heat in the microwave for a minute, then mash the dates into the water to form a paste.
  2. Melt the coconut oil.
  3. Grind the nuts in a food processor.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together and form into balls.
  5. Chill before eating.

Really you can use any nuts you have on hand – unsalted cashews, pistachios, pecans, pumpkin seeds – and you can vary the quantities. If you’re like me and absolutely detest Walnuts, don’t worry, you can’t taste them in these truffles at all. Make sure you use virgin coconut oil. It has a delicious coconut flavor, which really enhances the truffles.

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One thought on “Chocolate nut truffles

  1. Just made these. Yummers! They really do need that wee bit of coffee to finish of the lovely chocolate flavour. I would also recommend the coconut oil as Jenny suggests.

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