Raw Cacao Truffles

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On my last birthday I was sick, sleepy, and pregnant. A true winning combo for an exciting birthday. I didn’t mind considering, for me, a good birthday is spent by eating good food, my favorite Apple Cake (thanks mom), and spending it with my family. We were pretty tame and decided to get tickets to Cirque du Soleil and have dinner at one of my favorite healthy restaurants, True Food. After dinner we struggled to find parking anywhere near the Pier where the show was being held and apparently that made me super sleepy because I fell asleep. Thus forcing my hubs to drive me home.

This year, my birthday falls on the Superbowl and for any man that would be the perfect birthday. However, for me… it’s not all that exciting since my birthday will be quite predictable. So, I decided to do something for myself and attend Kimberly Snyder’s one day retreat in Los Angeles last week. Kimberly Snyder is the creator of the ‘Glowing Green Smoothie‘ which was the first green smoothie I ever tried and one of my favorites. Anyway, It was an incredible day. I would highly recommend it to anyone else who needs a reboot in their life. I’ve never felt so calm, cool, and collected as I did when I left. During the retreat snacks were offered in addition to a GGS. One of the snacks was a Raw Cacao Truffle. I took one bite and was so so happy about what had just hit my taste buds. Ever since, I’ve been itching to get to the store and buy some cacao so i could recreate them at home. Kimberly also sells them at her store ‘Glow Bio’ if you’re ever in Hollywood, CA but we live too far for me to justify driving there for them.

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I hope you love them as much as I do. This recipe makes about 8-9 1 oz. truffles.


Raw Cacao Truffles

Ingredients

  • Raw Cacao Truffles
  • 1 cup finely ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut

Method

  • 1. Stir together the almonds and cacao then add the nectar, coconut oil, and the sea salt. Combine everything the best you can with a spoon before using your hands.
  • ((You can go straight to the rolling step if you don't like coconut... they really don't need them. They're delicious on their own. ))
  • Roll into 1 oz. balls and swirl them in a bowl of shredded coconut.
  • Place in the fridge until you're ready to serve. I prefer them chilled. Keep in the freezer for whenever a craving for chocolate arises.
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