Christmas Raw Food Truffles

This recipe comes from a workshop I attended with Melissa from Yoga Kitchen in Glasgow.  Since then, I’ve made several batches of raw truffles for Christmas parties and dinners and will definitely be making more as gifts. The most important thing about the truffles is that they taste great and as a bonus they’re easy to make and ridiculously healthy – vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and full of fibre – surely they count as one of your 5-a-day?

Raw Truffles Recipe

1 over-filled cup of dates   *   1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 scant cup of nuts (cashews or walnuts)   *   1 teaspoon cocoa powder and more to roll

  • Soak the dates in boiling water whilst you prepare the other ingredients – I chop mine a bit first
  • Blitz the nuts in a food processor or hand blender – I use a hand blender with an enclosed attachment and pulse the nuts
  • Mix the ground nuts in a small bowl with the cocoa powder and any other dry ingredients
  • Strain the soaked dates and transfer to your blender with the coconut oil – you may need to do this in batches
  • Scoop the wet mix in to a large bowl and gradually mix in the dry ingredients
  • Using your hands, make small balls with the mix and roll these in cocoa powder or dessicated coconut
  • Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks, great as a snack for packed lunches

Variations

Christmas Spice: 1 heaped teaspoon of Mixed Spice in the dry mix

Rose & Cardamon: 1 tablespoon of Rose Water in the wet mix; 3 crushed Cardamons in the dry mix

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