Apparently, according to the new products on sale in the shops, we are approaching the festive season. All the commercial nonsense asides, I am excited by the festivities as it means a yummy social month ending in the actual day which I get to spend with my delicious family. Sometimes I like to give handmade gifts, and one year I made my divine chocolate truffles, presented them in a nice re-useable container (I used cool mugs) and included the recipe so they could make them for themselves when I am not around.
This was a success on three accounts: first, they loved the gift; second I got to give something personal and it was much more fun than just shopping for something; and third, a few months later one of them made them for me and presented them in a gorgeous little box. Score!
So, I wanted to share the recipe with you because they are really easy to make, and are pretty impressive and everyone just loves them! You may also be interested to know that I have collected 13 of my yummy, healthy and easy dessert recipes and presented them as a wall calendar to help inspire you and your loved ones to enjoy these beautiful sweet treats that support great health rather than junky puddings that make you feel blurgh! And you never know, if you give this calendar as a gift, someone may make YOU some delicious desserts. Good Karma or what?! Hee hee….enjoy! Take a peek at the calender here >>
Makes 10 decadent truffles
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup dates, de-stoned
¾ teaspoon vanilla powder / 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons agave syrup
Pinch of salt
Extra cocoa powder for coating
Place everything in the food mixer and process until well combined. Chill for about 20 minutes before forming in to truffle sized balls and rolling in cocoa powder. Store in the fridge.
Variation: Add 1 teaspoon organic orange zest for orange chocolate truffles. You can of
course divide the mixture in half and add ½ teaspoon zest to one half to get 5 ‘plain’ and 5 orange truffles…or make a double batch and get 10 of each!
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