Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Eight Desserts of Hanukkah: Decadent Dark Chocolate Truffles

Here's an intensely rich, raw dessert recipe for you. Just one of these are enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you're not concerned with making the recipe purely raw, feel free to substitute regular cocoa powder and almond butter.

Decadent Dark Chocolate Truffles:

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons pitted dates, soaked in 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons hot water
3/4 cup raw cocao powder, plus extra for rolling
3/4 cup raw almond butter
A pinch of salt
A drop of vanilla extract

Blend soaked dates with their soaking water in a food processor or blender until smooth. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl.

Add cocoa powder and stir well. Add almond butter, salt and vanilla extract and mix again until fully-incorporated. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour (or overnight -- if so, cover tightly with plastic wrap).

Form batter into golf ball-sized balls and roll in cocoa powder. Enjoy at room temperature or cold from the fridge or freezer. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Yield: 25 truffles

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