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Coconut Chocolate Truffles

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CANDY. Yes, you can eat sweets when following the raw foods lifestyle. And here’s the biggest secret—-they taste BETTER than processed junk or flour-filled recipes. Not only will you be taking better care of your precious body, but you’ll also get to be a total food snob as you enjoy truly haute gourmet.

Start practicing these kinds of recipes now so that you have them perfected in time for the holidays. Bring them to parties and you’ll impress your friends and start conversations when you tell them these are 100% raw and vegan. Just be sure to tell them after they eat them. People get a little apprehensive when they know something is raw vegan in advance. Best of all, you won’t ever find yourself stuck at a party without a raw food dessert option. Win-win all around!

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Coconut Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

50 deglet noor or other medium-sized dates* soaked/softened in water then strained
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons raw cacao butter
½ teaspoon pink salt
5 cups raw dried shredded coconut
½ tsp raw vanilla bean powder
¼ cup warm water to use if needed

Directions:

In your food processor, process dates, cacao powder, cacao butter, and vanilla bean powder until a very creamy and even consistency is achieved. If needed while processing, conservatively drizzle water and pause occasionally to scrape down bowl as you go. Add salt and 4 cups of coconut, cup by cup, pulsing and scraping down bowl until smooth cookie dough consistency is achieved. Set the remaining cup of coconut aside in a large bowl for rolling your truffles later.

Scoop out truffle mixture into bowl and refrigerate for around 25 minutes until it hardens slightly. It should still be pliable enough to roll into balls. Remove from refrigerator and roll into balls that are roughly 2 tablespoons of mixture each. Then roll each ball in your bowl of coconut. When you’re done rolling all your truffles, place them back into the refrigerator to harden. They will last in the fridge for about two weeks, and frozen for a month if well-sealed.

*If you use medjool dates, you will only need around 25, since they are generally twice the size of other dates.

Yours in delicious heath!
Natalie

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