Raw Cacao Truffles

cacao ballsYeah!!! Christmas is coming again! Red wine, Champagne, family, friends, and Chocolate!! Best time of year right?! I love this time of year! Now if I could slow down enough to enjoy them 😉 I was playing in the kitchen this week and bam! Another recipe thrown together and guess what (in my whispering voice) they’re gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, raw, and I think they actually taste better than what you buy in a box at the store!

So you ready for the recipe??? I had a little locals market show to sell my cookbooks this week and had these out for samples and I couldn’t keep them on my serving plate! (Of course one of my favorite girlfriends was sneaking by often and grabbing them too, when she didn’t think I was looking! Umm, I won’t say her name, since she reads my blog!) 😉 You can store these in the freezer and then just snatch one when you get that hankering! I made a couple different kinds using different spices and essential oils! Impress your friends by trying different flavors!!

What are those other truffles? Raw Cinnamon Ginger Truffles! Grab that recipe too!

  • 1.5 cups Medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoons organic cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil-melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil or use 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon spice
  • extra cacao powder to dust truffles

( Want to change it up? Add a drop of wild orange or lemon essential oils, 1/4 teaspoon                               ginger or nutmeg or alcohol-free vanilla extract.)

  1. Add all ingredients into a Vitamix or food processor. Roll into desired sized balls and roll into cacao powder. Place in refrigerator to harden for a 15-20 minutes. Dust with a little more cacao powder to make sure they are fully covered.

 

 

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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