Love truffles? Try this recipe for antioxidant-rich Easter (or any time) treats
- 1 cup dates, tightly packed
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 3/4 cup chopped, soaked nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia)
- 1/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, blueberries)
Place the dates in a food processor and process on high speed for 10 seconds. Add the coconut oil, honey, cardamom, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla and process again for 10 to 20 seconds or until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Add the cacao powder and process again for another 10 seconds.
Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the chopped nuts and dried fruit, and mix well. Use an ice-cream scoop with a release lever (or a spoon) to scoop your desired size truffles onto a parchment paper-lined plate or tray. Chill for an hour.