Raw Chocolate Truffle Balls

Raw Chocolate Truffle Balls

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CAUTION: You are about to experience the most insane chocolate recipe – it is perfectly delicious and also highly addictive. You have been warned.

But – don’t be frightened off by my friendly warning, this chocolate recipe is also 100% healthy and totally guilt-free (I think the guilt-free factor is part of what makes it so addictive).

This recipe is totally refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free and free from any nasty or processed ingredients. This recipe also contains healthy essential fats, healthy plant-based protein and good carbs.

AND… it’s also really easy to make. I’m not even kidding – don’t be shy to give it a try!

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I’m not sure about you – but for me there is literally nothing better than a decadent chocolate truffle that melts in my mouth & makes me feel like I’m in heaven for a moment.

I LOVE chocolate… and the only thing better than pure, simple chocolate is a perfect chocolate truffle.

That’s why I had to create a healthy alternative to unhealthy chocolate truffles that tempt me into buying a box every now and again… and I’m beyond thrilled with how these healthy chocolate truffles have turned out.

The reason I don’t like to eat “regular” unhealthy chocolate is because I don’t like the way that this kind of food makes my body feel. Regular store bought chocolates contain processed white sugars, highly processed dairy and other processed ingredients… and after eating them I am left feeling generally pretty gross with fatigue, headaches and nausea. For me it’s not worth it – I like to feel good & be on top of my game!

But what I have learned over the last few years is that healthy food and healthy treats can taste even better that “unhealthy” food. The chocolate truffles in this recipe for example are insanely good (I’m bragging a little), are totally healthy and actually nourish the body.

I don’t feel the need to ever buy store bought chocolate again!

I hope that you LOVE these chocolate truffles as much as I do! Much love xo

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Ingredients:

-1/4 cup cacao butter (melted)
-1/4 cup cold-pressed coconut oil (melted)
-1 cup nut butter (macadamia, cashew or almond)
-1 cup cacao powder + an extra 1/4 cup for dusting
-6 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
-2 teaspoons ground vanilla powder/ pure vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-tiny pinch sea salt

(makes 25-40 chocolate truffles, depending on size)

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Instructions:

-melt the cacao butter by pouring boiling water into a large bowl and a placing smaller bowl into the water (without burning your hands or getting water into the small bowl), then place the cacao butter into the small bowl and wait for it to melt

-use the same process to melt the coconut oil separately

-mix the melted cacao butter, coconut oil, 1 cup cacao powder, nut butter, pure maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon & sea salt together until well blended

-pour the mixture into a shallow container lined with parchment/ wax paper

-freeze for 20-30 minutes

-once set, use a spoon to scoop out a tablespoon amount and gently roll each scoop into a ball between your palms

-use the other 1/4 cup to dust each truffle ball after it has been gently rolled

-store the truffles in the fridge in an airtight container to keep fresher for longer

-eat and enjoy every bite of chocolate heaven!!!

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo

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