COCONUT & CACAO TRUFFLES

Only a few days until Christmas and I am SO excited, I can’t wait to be back at my parents in the countryside spending time with my family and of course eating delicious food. And talking of delicious food these raw cacao and coconut truffles are an example of a healthy festive dessert that will be served at our house this Christmas alongside the traditional Christmas pudding. Christmas is all about balance for me, I am going to be indulging of course but its great to have healthier options available and these raw coconut and cacao truffles are so rich and tasty that you wouldn’t even know they are the ‘healthy’ option. They also always last about 5 minutes in my household which I think is testament to just how delicious they are! Also I thought I would mention that I am going to be taking a week or so off blogging so I can spend my Christmas enjoying spending time with my family, The Nutritionista will be back in the new year with lots of exciting new projects and even a little redesign for you all x

Ingredients

  • Medjool dates (I usually find one pack so about 15 dates makes about 5 good sized date balls)
  • 1 tablespoons of raw cacao
  • 1 tablespoons of raw organic honey or coconut oil
  • Half a cup of finely chopped nuts (any kind I usually use almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts)
  • Desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • Use a blender to make the dates into a sticky consistency
  • Add in the Cacao powder
  • Crush the nuts (either with a blender or food processor or old fashioned put them in a bag and hit them with a rolling pin)
  • Add all other ingredients into a large mixing bowl then add in nuts, coconut oil/honey and mix in
  • Roll the mixture in your hands until they form an even round shape
  • Roll the truffles in coconut until they are evenly covered.
  • Refrigerate these for an hour minimum- I usually leave overnight
  • Enjoy!

 

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