Dried Cherry Chocolate Truffles
I have a sweet tooth. It can be the bane of my existence! When my daughters were younger, I used to bake sheets and sheets of cookies and bars. Great for the taste buds, horrible for the waistline and diet. I love to experiment with recipes and made at least 20 different chocolate chip cookie recipes, constantly refining them until I came up with what I thought was the best.
Now, my body gets very crabby when I eat those same chocolate chip cookies. I actually feel horrible.
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup raw organic agave
- 30 dried cherries
- Mix all ingredients except cherries in food processor.
- Form a disk, place dried cherry in the middle and wrap disk around the cherry. Roll into ball.
Claire wrote on November 10, 2013
These chocolate treats go great with red wine
lynntofu wrote on May 29, 2012
About how many truffles do these make? They look good!
michael wrote on May 6, 2011
1/2 C Cacao Powder
I have read a lot of differing opinion on what this is….is the hersey’s cocoa powder ok…how militant(strict) does it have to be with the cacao powder because in the drying of the bean temps often reach over 110 degrees because its dried on black material
Susan wrote on May 6, 2011
The Cacao powder I use is http://www.navitasnaturals.com/products/cacao/cacao-powder.html It is dried at low temperatures to maintain the maximum nutrient values. Cacao is different than Hershey’s Coco. Very different.
Michael wrote on June 26, 2010
These recipes are awesome. I’m transitioning from being a vegetarian to a vegan, and, to put it mildly, it’s been rough. I miss dairy…a lot. 🙁 But I’m hanging in there. Hopefully some new dishes will inspire me.
Rebekah wrote on February 5, 2010
I’m so glad I found your site. Thanks for the posts!
Becky Jean wrote on January 8, 2010
Oh me oh my. These were divine. My sister freaked out when she tried them. They made her do the yummy dance. So good.