Raw Truffles

These addictive sweets are shaped like truffles but they’re actually a mixture of nuts and fruits that can sometimes be better than chocolate!  They have a special taste and texture that you find yourself craving again and again.

Makes 12 – 14 truffles

150 g/5oz/1 cup raw almond butter or cashew butter

115 g/4 oz/1 cup raw walnuts or cashews, coarsely chopped

70 g/2 ½ oz/1/2 cup pitted dried dates, chopped

75 ml/3 fl oz/1/3 cup maple syrup

desiccated coconut/sesame seeds/ hulled hemp seeds/cocoa for rolling

Puree the nut butter, nuts, dates and maple syrup in a food processor until smooth.

Scoop out walnut-sized chunks and roll them between your palms to make round balls.  Roll them in coconut, sesame seeds or hemp seeds.  Leave in the refrigerator before serving.

Variations:  You can use any nuts you like such as pistachio, hemp, macadamia and adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding or reducing the amount of maple syrup.