I love chocolate. L-O-V-E it. So the idea of avoiding it while detoxing…I really don’t have the will power to deal with that. But these raw, vegan truffles are a happy go between. Dates are nature’s candy, containing 110 grams of carbohydrates in a single cup, and having a delicious, honeyed burnt sugar flavor. They also have barely and cholesterol or fat, and tons of potassium. These finished truffles aren’t light on calories (about 85 each, which is about 20 calories less than a typical truffle), but, they are more healthful and low glycemic than standard chocolate truffles.
They also take 5 minutes to make. Seriously.
For 1 Dozen Truffles
2 cups medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup finely chopped cacao
2 tablespoon coconut oil, softened
2 tablespoon unsweetended cacao powder, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
If you can’t find fresh dates, soak the packaged dates in hot water for 10 minutes, then dry completely. This will help soften them.
Pop everything in a food processor and pulse everything together into a paste. With lightly oiled hands, roll the paste into small balls, and then roll in cocoa powder to finish.