Date & Cocoa Raw Truffles

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Date & Cocoa Raw Truffles

 

If you are food blogger or a food blog follower you must have noticed that there are some recipes which ‘trend’ trough all of them. All of a sudden you might notice that everybody is making ‘green smoothies’, cooking quinoa, making raw brownies with dates and nuts, healthy mousse with avocado or silken tofu etc…

I always wondered why that happened until I tried these ‘trending’ recipes :) These recipes are fool proof and so good! Think about it… there must be a reason why everybody tries them, loves them and blogs them, right?

 

Date & Cocoa Raw Truffles

 

One of these recipes which I have been seeing forever was  Raw Truffles. I must have seen different variations of this in at least over a dozen blogs. Even though everybody highly recommended them I never really made them because I thought they can’t really be *that* good! Come on… we all know how wonderful real truffles are! Though I make them very rarely, they are always LOVED. This one has no added sugar or fat and is raw and you are telling me it tastes good??

A couple of days ago cocoa craving hit me. It was monday evening and I wanted my sugar fix real quick. For some strange reason this truffle recipe came to my mind. I had dates and I had cocoa, so nothing was going to stop me! I made this Date and Cocoa truffle and I don’t need to tell you how much I loved them! They are so good that I actually decided to blog about them ‘once again’!! lol…

In case you are like me and have never tried this recipe, please change your mind after reading this post. Everybody deserves this sweet treat! You are literally 2 ingredients and 2 minutes away from one of the easiest and tastiest raw desserts. Make it NOW!!

 

Date & Cocoa Raw Truffles

 

Notes: 

Use the best quality dates you have. They need to be soft and sweet

Use good quality cocoa.

Add alcohol of your choice to make boozy truffles.

Add different spices to change flavors.

Add nuts to the mix if you like, try almonds, cashew, pistachio, walnuts etc

I have rolled them over cocoa but you can try coconut, sesame, finely ground nuts, etc for different colors and flavors.

 

Date & Cocoa Raw Truffles

 

Ingredients

  • 10-15 good quality soft dates
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbsp of olive oil/coconut oil/rum/vanilla (optional)
  • some unsweetened cocoa more to roll the truffles.

 

This is simple! Just de-seed the dates and process them with cocoa powder into a smooth paste. If it’s too hard (depends of your dates) use a bit of oil or alcohol to help it come together. Once done, scoop small bits out with a spoon and roll it between your palm to make truffles. Roll them over some unsweetened cocoa and store in an air-tight container.

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