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Raw Cacao Truffles

Raw cacao is widely recognized as a top dietary source of antioxidants. It also contains an abundance of iron — important for maintaining healthy red blood cells —  and magnesium — which aids your body hundreds of ways.

To preserve nutrients, raw cacao powder is cold-pressed and milled at low temperatures. This is similar to cooking fruits and veggies: As you heat them, vital nutrients slip away. This is also true with caffeine potency in coffee: The darker the roast, the less caffeine.

Cacao powder is a healthy alternative to conventional, processed cocoa powders often used for brownie, cake, hot chocolate and smoothie recipes… oh, and truffles too! These raw cacao truffles are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free (unless you decide to do a nut coating). Make them for your next dinner party and watch guests swoon.

Raw Cacao Truffles

Servings: 15 truffles

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut oil, softened

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/4 cup raw local honey

2 drops of peppermint extract

1/4 tsp sea salt

For Coating

2 Tbsp raw cacao powder

2 Tbsp unsweetened, shredded coconut

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Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients — except the coating — to a food processor and blend.
  2. Place the truffle batter in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to harden for rolling. While you wait, prepare the cacao powder and coconut coatings. Spread two tablespoons of  each on a flat service.
  3. Roll the truffles into balls (diameter similar to a quarter). Finally, roll each truffle into one of the coatings.
  4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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