Chocolate Cherry Truffles
I said I would never give out the recipe.. so.. Merry Christmas!! I hope you all make these amazing truffles for your holiday gatherings.
These truffles are decadent yet very good for you. I use raw cacao powder which is considered a superfood. It has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries, it is the highest plant-based source of iron, full of magnesium, has more calcium than cow's milk, a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant.
The recipe also includes chia seeds twhich are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, loaded with fiber, antioxidants, iron and calcium. Chia seeds also contain 5.6 grams of protein per 1 ounce serving.
To make these truffles you will need a good food processor.
1 cup walnuts
18 Medjool dates
1/2 cup dried dark cherries
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 tsp pink sea salt
Chopped pistachios, green or blue matcha powder, cacao powder- to roll your truffles in.
Put the walnuts into food processor and process into finely chopped pieces. Add pitted dates, cherries, cacao powder, chia seeds and pink sea salt. Process until all ingredients are incorporated and a smooth dough is formed.
Using a small cookie dough scoop- scoop out and roll into balls. When all are done you can roll into the toppings of your choice. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe by Raw Chef Debra Garner
To learn more about the raw food/plant based diet and Debra's services please visit her website. She offers a 6 week raw vegan/plant based coaching program as well as ready made raw vegan creations.