Love Chocolate? Love Mint? Me too!
And if that really is the case I think you just might love this recipe for my chocolate mint truffles! We serve them up as a welcome snack at Raw Juice Camp and at our Explore Raw Retreat just to let guests know how special they are to us. We give them chocolate at a detox retreat? Oh yeahhhhh…..
They are simply gorgeous and easy to make. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days (not that they tend to last that long!) and they taste divine. Not only is it worth using the finest ingredients you can get your hands on to help nourish the body it is also worth preparing these if you are new to ‘raw foods’ or ‘clean eating’ as they are a great ‘transition’ snack. They really help with cravings and are just wonderful to share. I make these when I know I have guests coming who would fancy a decadent nibble… and sometimes I don’t even tell them they are raw. Naughty. But Nice.
‘Lovely. 9/10’ Joe Cross
They take a few moments to prepare, and I love that you don’t even need a food processor to make them – you can use a fork and your hands to get that gorgeous gooey truffle texture. Although if you do have a food processor you can of course use that.
I used fresh mint from the garden but feel free to use a quality mint extract – or any other extract – to make these truffles your own! I have made chocolate orange truffles by substituting the mint with orange zest and pre-soaking the dates in orange juice.
I always encourage you to play with your food.
Here’s the recipe – enjoy!
- 1 cup cashew nuts soaked
- 2 tbsp. raw honey or agave
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 8 large medjool dates
- 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- Large handful of fresh mint (chopped) – or a few drops of quality mint extract
Soak dates and cashew nuts separately in water overnight. Drain and paste the cashews with a fork. Drain the dates and squeeze them in your hands until they become paste-like. Mix the two together by hand and slowly add all other ingredients. This is a lovely messy job! Using a spoon drip balls of mixture into a bowl with the coconut and roll. You do not need a food processor for this recipe but you can use it if you have one.
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