Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Truffle Bliss Bites



It is always nice to have one-bite morsels on hand for a quick snack or school lunch.  Even better if these tidbits are homemade, and nutrient dense.  I have always loved this Chocolate Truffle recipe from Nourished Kitchen, but I endeavored to re-make this to take it from treat to every day snack.  I used sunflower butter to make them school friendly, but I would prefer to use almond butter or hazelnut butter in this recipe.  

Truffle Bliss Bites

2 cups raw unsweetened shredded coconut (reserve 1/2 cup for coating)
1/2 cup rawsome whole food meal (I made my own by grinding 1/2 cup each of flax seeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds.  When ground up I store them in an airtight container in the freezer in order to preserve their nutrient profile)
1/4 cup raw organic cocoa powder
1/3 cup tahini butter
1/3 cup sunflower butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil

Toss all ingredients into a food processor with 1 1/2 cups of coconut, processing until smooth.
Remove batter from food processor, and allow it to chill in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes
Form truffles by rolling them into small balls with the palms of your hands.  Dredge them in the remaining coconut.  

Additions: 
1/4 cup dried cranberries (no sugar added)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Store in the freezer or refrigerator for a quick and yummy snack. 

Peace and health,
Dr. Kate

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