I am not complaining, but I have been so busy this week. And sometimes there are those days where you just crave something sweet. I am seriously craving these raw chocolate turffles that I made this past weekend at The Matthew Kenney Academy. This recipe is so easy that you won't know why you've never made these before. And I LOVE the fact you can easily change the flavors by simply changing the toppings you use to coat the truffle.
Here's the rundown...for these basic cacao truffles...
RAW CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
3/4 cup cashew butter
1/2 cup agave
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup cacao butter, melted
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup cacao powder
Pinch of salt
Blend all the ingredients together except the cacao powder in a high speed blender until smooth. Add the cacao powder and blend just until the ingredients are incorporated. Pour the mixture into a bowl and place it in the refrigerator or freezer until the mixture firms up.
Take a small scooper and scoop the mixture and roll them in to small balls about 3/4" in diameter. Chill until they are ready to serve.
You can also roll the truffles in different flavor toppings to add that next level of flavors. If you would like to do this, have small bowls with your toppings ready so you can roll the truffle in them and then chill until serving.
Here are some ideas of flavor mixes you can use:
- Pistachio , Salt, Cardemom
- Cacao nibs, Cinnamon, Coconut Sugar
- Cacao Powder, Maca Powder, Cinnamon
- Pumpkin Spice, Cayenne, Cinnamon
- Cacao Powder, Cayenne, Sea Salt
- Pumpkin Spice, Ground Ginger
There are so many other flavors you could blend and use, the sky's the limit. I am sure you will find your favorite. Mine was the Cacao Powder, Cayenne and Sea Salt. I think I need to pick up or make some lemon salt for this recipe. Lemon salt, cacao powder and cayenne for a little spice kick sounds awsome!
If you are interesting in trying more of Matthew Kenney's recipes you should definitely pick up one of his many fabulous COOKBOOKS.
You can find other delicious raw chocolate recipes in his Raw Chocolate cookbook too.
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