Raw, Cinnamon Cacoa Truffles Recipe
Author: Rachel Avalon
Serves: 15 truffles
- 1c soaked cashews
- ½ c soaked almonds
- ½ c soaked sunflower seeds (can be subbed for an extra ½ cup of almonds)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 quick dash of cayenne
- 2 pitted dates (or ½tsp of agave, or ½tsp of coconut sugar)
- ¼ cup of crushed walnuts
- ½ cup to 1 cup of dried fruit depending on your preference (I like Made in Nature Antioxidant Fusion)
- How to easily soak raw nuts: Before going to sleep, put desired amount of raw nuts in a bowl and cover them with water. Ideally use a glass container with a lid. Soak them overnight. First thing in the morning drain and rinse. This will remove the phytic acid and hydrate the raw nuts, making them easier to digest and satiating your appetite more quickly.
- Blend all listed ingredients above except for walnuts and dried fruit in a blender on medium if you want more texture and crunch, high if you want the truffles smooth and creamy.
- Set aside a small bowl with 1tsp cacao as well as a dash of cinnamon and a sprinkle cayenne.
- Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Add in walnuts and dried fruit.
- With a spoon or your hands (definitely more fun and messy) mix well.
- Taking a small spoonful at a time, roll truffle-sized balls in the palm of your hands, then place on a plate. Repeat until all of the mixture is used and then wash your hands.
- Take 1 truffle at a time and briefly roll into dry coating mix. Roll again in the palm of your hands to evenly distribute and thin out coating. Repeat until finished with all truffles.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and then enjoy.