I love Celebrating the Holidays & Valentine's Day-Raw Coconut Truffles recipe

I am excited to be guest posting on Tales of a Ranting Ginger! As a holistic nutritionist, I love to come up with recipes that are not only nutritious, but delicious as well. It is so easy to do and the rewards are two-fold.

I am excited to celebrate any holiday and Valentine’s Day is no exception: cupids, cut-out hearts, cards chocolate and flowers. I think it is the creativeness of any holiday that I love the most.

Chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Why not? Unadulterated cocoa is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Cocoa even contains neurotransmitters which promote an overall sense of well-being and pleasure. It is the love drug.

The downside of most chocolate is that it is highly processed. It is an expensive ingredient, and as such it is often diluted with wax, hydrogenated oils, and other additives.

This recipe for raw chocolate truffles contains only nutrient dense, good-for-you ingredients. They are decadent morsels, easy to make and worth the effort!

truffles3Raw Coconut Truffles

  • 8 large medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup raw or regular cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract (optional, use only if you want mint truffles) 

In either a food processor or high-speed blender, soak the dates in the water for 15 minutes. Whip thesoaked dates and water into a paste. Add the remainder of the ingredients and process until smooth.

Refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes, until it is thickened.

Use a small scoop, to scoop out balls of truffle mixture and finish forming it into balls by rolling in your hands, a rather messy procedure! Roll in cocoa powder, shredded coconut or finely chopped nuts.

Best stored in the fridge for any amount of time.

Enjoy!

Karen

www.NourishWithKaren.com

Comments

  1. These sound absolutely amazing! I've never ever eaten a date before, but this recipe really sounds delicious and good for you as well. I think I'm going to get hubby (he's the great cook of the family) to try this for Valentine's Day!

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  2. Jo Ann Moffatt says

    Yummy! I haven't used dates in forever! This recipe reminded me just how much I love them. Thank you!

  3. What a nice idea. Simple to make and sweet. Thanks for the recipe!
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  4. These sound great! I'll be making these for my vegan husband who loves dates and coconut! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. this looks and sounds amazing! i would have never thought there were dates in this. thanks for the recipe, i will be testing this one out

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