Thursday, August 15, 2013

mint chocolate truffles

I found this recipe on katy's kitchen, another awesome food blog. I pretty much followed the recipe except I used raw cacao powder, and 2 Tbs of it instead of one! Oooo, and I'm glad I did, the chocolatey-er the better.

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder (plus a little extra to roll on the outside)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
 I soaked my dates for about ten minutes in hot water, then drained them and added them to the food processor with the mint, cacao, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Pulse until you have a chunky paste, then start to add the flours, 1 Tbsp at a time. The last Tbsp of buckwheat flour I had to fold in myself because it was getting a little too thick for my chopper.

Roll the dough into desired sized truffle balls. Roll in a little cacao powder (a little goes a long way). If you just get a little on each ball, and then roll it around in your palms, it will coat the truffle pretty evenly.

Just let the truffles set in the fridge for about ten minutes and you're good to go! These are soooo good! I love using fresh mint rather than an extract, it makes it so alive!

You can even see the tiny tiny pieces of mint!

Yum! Thanks Katy, I'm seriously going to make these all the time! And anyone interested in some awesome dessert recipes visit, she knows how to put the healthy in chocolate. 

I don't have mint in my garden, so I bought some. Lets just say I have a lot more mint to eat! So there might be another minty recipe later this week, make sure you check back in! For now, I'll have a tea...

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked the recipe, and great idea to add in some more chocolate!