12
Oct

Cocoa Oat Truffels

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This recipe is super quick if you have a power blender or good food processor. You can shape it into balls or press it into a baking tray and cut it into squares or bars once set. It is healthy, so excellent for guilt free snacking or great to offer your guests as an after dinner treat with tea and coffee.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats (preferably organic, gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 cup finely chopped, pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup raw, organic cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut or peanut butter or Tahini, or a mixture)
  • +/- 3 tablespoons cold pressed, organic coconut oil
  • 2 – 4 tabplespoons raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon natural vanilla powder
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • optional: 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Method

  1. place oats in power blender and blend into fine flour, then pour into a big mixing bowl
  2. place whole dates into blender and blend on high until finely chopped, add to oats
  3. add all other ingredients mixing everything with a fork , adding more coconut oil if too dry
  4. use your hands and knead until you have a pliable dough
  5. place on baking sheet and form into a thick roll
  6. cut slices off and roll into little balls, or press the dough into a baking tray
  7. let set in the fridge, if in baking tray cut into squares or bars
  8. keeps in fridge for a good week, freezes well
  9. optional: for fancier looking truffles, roll them in some cacao powder
  10. optional: double the ingredients for a bigger quantity and freeze half

 


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