The following is a post from Peter’s wife, Katrina.
Do you love chocolate? How about rich, creamy, chocolately truffles?
Did you know that they are super easy to make? You only need three ingredients and about 10 minutes. YUP… it’s true.
The stores are filled with all kinds of decadent desserts this time of year. They are tempting, but once I read the ingredients I usually put them back on the shelf and walk away. I enjoy treats once in a while, but not ones filled with chemicals and ingredients I can’t pronounce. So when I saw a large display with different kinds of chocolate truffles the other day I decided I would just go home and make my own.
Who knew it was so easy? And these little babies are over-the-top rich and delicious. Peter said that if we ever decide to stop writing books we could just move to a small town somewhere and open a small truffle shop. That’s how much he likes them.
So here’s the recipe:
Make Your Own Truffles in 10 Minutes
(Yields 16-20 truffles)
1 cup raw, smooth almond butter
6 tablespoons raw cacao + ¼ cup for rolling your truffles
4 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup hulled hemp seeds
1. Combine the almond butter, 6 tablespoons raw cacao and maple syrup in a medium bowl and blend well. It will look like a thick chocolate frosting.
2. Using a spoon, take about 1 tablespoon from the bowl and roll the piece between your clean palms making it into a ball.
3. Now roll the ball into a small dish with your extra cacao (or coconut or hempseeds)
4. Place your coated truffle balls into small baking cups or directly on a platter.
5. Repeat this process for the remaining truffle mixture. Depending on the size of your truffles you should get 16 – 20 truffles… unless you eat a few along the way.
6. Place your truffles into the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. And store any uneaten truffles in the refrigerator also.
I will be trying this recipe again soon with hemp butter and tahini instead of the almond butter. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Also, you can use cacao nibs and/or chopped nuts on the outside of your truffles. Variety is nice!
So… if you have guests coming over and you need to make a quick dessert or you’re invited to a party and don’t know what to bring or there’s someone on your gift list that has everything and you have no idea what to give them, now you know what to make. Truffles also make a really good ME gift (she says as she licks her fingers.)
Big hugs and truffley kisses,
p.s. Peter and I have a new website. We call it our Living Diary. Please take a peek!