Friday, January 07, 2011
Walnut Date Truffles
Are you craving something new and delicious to go with tea?
Recently I was craving chocolate, but didn't want to cave in to the extra ingredients added to a candy bar. I went in search of a recipe that would allow the natural goodness of pure cocoa and healthy ingredients to please the palette. Here's what I found --- and it was well worth the effort. Yummy, healthful, raw, and oh, so good!
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup Medjool dates
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder*
2 Tbsp. water
Place ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Then, using a small cookie scoop, fill with dough to measure, then roll in hands to form a smooth ball. Once round, gently roll in cacao powder. Place into a mini cupcake or candy liner. Chill until ready to serve.
*May substitute carob powder if you'd like.