Chocolate & Orange Truffles



It’s hard to believe that these are raw. They’re buttery, rich and super chocolatey. I’m absolutely hooked. Cashews and dates give a lovely dense texture and fresh orange juice keeps them beautifully moist. Plus, they’re completely free from refined sugars and processed ingredients.

Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free.



Difficulty

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Keep for up to 5 days in a chilled airtight container

Ingredients

Makes 24

  • 100g raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 3 hours
  • 120g soft pitted medjool dates (if they’re a bit hard, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes)
  • 6 tbs cashew/almond butter
  • 100g coconut sugar
  • 100g raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 vanilla pod, scraped / 1 tsp vanilla extract (use alcohol free type if you’re keeping things raw)
  • Juice & rind of 1 large orange
  • Ground almonds, to decorate

Method

Soak your cashews in hot water for 3 hours. Drain them and place them in a food processor along with the pitted dates. Blitz until they start to come together.

Add the remaining ingredients and blitz until they come together as a dough. If the mixture is a little dry, add a teaspoon of water. If it’s a little wet, leave it to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

With a silicon baking matt or greaseproof paper at the ready, scoop out a teaspoon of the dough and shape into a ball using the palms of your hands. Repeat this for the rest of the mixture.


You’ll end up with balls that look like this before coating!

Place the ground almond in a shallow bowl and roll each of the balls to coat. Place them in an airtight container in the fridge and allow them to chill for 1-2 hours.

And that’s it, your healthy truffles are ready to be inhaled.


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