Raw Chocolate Mint Truffles

Truffles 3Introducing my successful weekend creation – Raw Chocolate Mint Truffles. I came up with this delicious creation on the weekend when I was craving something similar to my favourite ice cream: mint chocolate chip. I was in a rut and I needed something cold, sweet, chocolate-y and mint-y.  The inside of the ‘truffle’ is a mixture of soaked almonds & cashews, coconut, organic agave syrup and all natural peppermint extract.  Once frozen, I dipped the peppermint goodness (twice) in a coconut & cacao mixture and set them in the freezer. What a success! Cold & peppermint-y (like the ice cream) but with all natural ingredients. Win win!

Truffle filling

  • ½ cup almonds (soaked for at least 1 hour)Truffles 1
  • ½ cup cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour)
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup organic agave
  • ½ Teaspoon natural peppermint extract

Chocolate Cover

  • ½ cup coconut oil / butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Add nuts and agave syrup to a food processor / blender. Mix. Once combined add the coconut. Use hands to form small balls.
  • Once balls are complete – put in freezer and allow to set for at least 1 hour.
  • Melt coconut butter over hot water or ensure coconut oil is very liquid-y. Stir through cacao and vanilla. Dip / roll truffle fillings in the raw chocolate mixture.
  • I dipped all of mine a second time because… well why not!
  • Once complete – place in fridge and allow approximately an hour to set.

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