Here’s a delicious, simple take on a homemade truffle for Valentine’s Day. Perfect as a sweet treat with a glass of milk or a cup of tea, these balls are free of added sugars, dairy and gluten and full of my favourite secret ingredient, love.
1.5 cup cashews or almonds (raw or roasted)
1.5 cup whole dates (soaked in water for a few minutes then drained if they’re not moist to start)
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup cocoa
rind and juice of one lime
In a food processor, blend nuts until a coarse flour results. Add dates, coconut, cocoa, rind and lime juice and process until well combined. The mixture will seem a little dry, but will bind together when you roll it, so don’t be concerned!
Roll the mixture into 1” balls, then roll again in a little unsweetened coconut, and refrigerate 1 hr. Store in fridge or freezer.
Wendy McCallum, LLB, RHN, is passionate about providing busy parents with the tools & support they need to feed their families wholesome food, so everyone can play, learn, and feel better! She is a mother of two terrific nine-year old kids. For information and recipe ideas, visit her website or pick-up her cookbook