Updated: Feb 5
Time for an alternative dessert! Although this is a gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free recipe, you might notice your sugar monster appearing out of nowhere and if you were highly addicted to sugar before, you might notice that this can become a cascade food for you - so pay attention so that you eat these consciously.
Now that we cleared that, let's get into this delicious recipe, shall we?
2 cups jumbo Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup almond flour
1⁄4 cup chia seeds
1⁄4 cup flaxseed meal
1⁄4 cup cacao powder
1⁄4 cup agave syrup or maple syrup
2 tbsp almond milk
2 tbsp coconut cream (from a can)
2 tbsp raw honey
1⁄3 cup cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
Place all the truffle ingredients in your food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and shape them into individual 1" - 1,5" balls with your hands.
Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan.
Remove from heat and whisk in coconut cream, cacao powder, honey and vanilla- stirring well until smooth and combined.
Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature, then dip in the truffles one at a time to coat, and place them into small individual paper cups.
Dust them with cacao powder or with unsweetened shredded coconut
Take them to the fridge for 1 - 2h and then serve!
Tip: you can use this chocolate coating for other desserts and even as a fruit dipping. I personally love to serve this with strawberries for people to dip - It's always a success!
Recipe from Michael on the Wildfest book
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