Power truffles / by Suzanne

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! It’s not too late to make something sweet and nourishing for those you love.

How about these truffles. They are easy to make, so long as you have food processor, and are the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth and nourish the body.

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Power truffles (from The Living Kitchen)

1 1/2 cups pitted dates 

1 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/2 cup raw cocoa powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

2 tbsp virgin coconut oil, softened

1-2 tbsp water, if necessary

1 cup unsweetened coconut


Put walnuts and sunflower seeds in food processor and blend until coarsely ground. Be careful not to over process or the mixture will become oily.

Add cocoa, cinnamon and salt and process some more.

Next, add coconut oil and dates and blend until a dough forms. 

If you need to, add water, a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is blended well and sticky enough to form into balls.

Scoop mixture out by the tablespoon and form into balls.

Put coconut in a bowl and roll each ball in it until completely covered.

*Notes:

Make sure to use fresh walnuts. Sometimes run-of-the-mill grocery store walnuts are bitter.

You can lightly toast the coconut for extra flavour.

Store in an air tight container in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for 2 months.

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