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Nourished Naturally Raw Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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I started making these treats, as we all deserve a treat now and again.  There is also the added benefit of making something that is really quick, easy, and a works as a  healthy alternative when you need a Sugar boost as these have no ADDED SUGAR, preservatives or additives.

So what are these good for us?

Raw cacao contains flavanols; a compound proven to lower blood pressure.  It is known for enhancing circulation and, according to some new research  has improved cognitive memory function in humans . So it has to be good for us.

Raw cacao also contains theobromine, which simply means it has  proven to help and stimulate the central nervous system.  It has other benefits too such as helping to  relax muscles so great in times of stress or muscular pain and helps  increase energy levels.

These are  delicious raw chocolate nut truffles which in my recipe are both gluten and dairy-free.  These in my view make them the perfect treat for when you are craving something healthy as these have a good amount of natural raw sugar and a sweet taste. You can choose to  use other nuts depending on your personal preference. I like using Pistachios, almonds, cashews or Walnuts.

You will need: Ingredients:   

200gms  walnuts ( omega 3 rich) or alternatively use hazelnuts Brazil/or almonds

175gms  dates

2 tbsp Coconut oil

4 tbsp raw Organic cocoa powder

Raw cacao for dusting (about 3 tbsp)

You can also add Coconut to this recipe which makes them even more delicious

( I sometimes put about 50g  in mine and the rind of 1 Jaffa sized orange which makes them really nice and zesty)

Great to take to any party or a treat for a anyone you love!

How to make them:

Method

1.Place all the nuts into a food processor and grind until the consistency you would like..  Place in a large bowl and set aside.  2.Blitz the dates in the processor and add to the bowl with the nuts.   3.Stir in the coconut oil (you may need to gently melt first if it’s not been in the cupboard.  4.Add the cocoa powder and mix well.  5.Add the 2 tbsps of cocoa powder and mix again. Now these are ready to make into your truffles.

6.Roll each into small balls to about 2 inches in size, once your happy with their size, – roll gently in the cacao powder which is in a small bowl.Use the sides to add the cocoa on to it.   I recommend making them about 1/2inch for a quick  light bite.  This batch should make about 30-35.    Once you have made them all put them in the fridge to help them set firmly.   These truffles can also be frozen and used at a later date if you want to make a larger batch (obviously inc the quantity for this).  Hope you enjoy this recipe.  Please send in comments to my inbox.  Enjoy the feast! 

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