We love healthy chocolate recipes at Revive so with the holidays coming it’s time to share another one of our favorites. This one was created my lovely client Sara who came up with it as a healthy chocolate option for when cravings hit.
1 cup cashew nut butter (or any nut butter)
1/2 cup cocao powder*
1/2 cup maca
2 tbsp agave syrup (you could probably substitute maple syrup)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla or one bean
Dash of cayenne
Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls (hold back milk until the end). Slowly add dry to wet ingredients in parts, mixing together using beater or your hands as you go. Add almond milk in teaspoons until mixture can be clumped together and hold when pressed tight. (In the bowl it will look crumbly). Roll into balls.
Coating: Melt a 72% or greater dark chocolate bar and teeny bit of coconut oil (about 8-1 chocolate to oil). Dip balls in coating (for easier handling you can poke balls with a toothpick and hold the toothpick to coat the balls rather than using your hands).
Optional: Roll in coconut, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, seeds. Chill in fridge.
*Cocoa powder (also know as cacao) – Raw cocoa powder is not roasted, relatively unprocessed, and contains no sugar unlike most of the chocolate you buy in the supermarket. To get the “superfood” factor in these truffles, you need to use the best possibly quality chocolate like the raw cocoa powder available from Revive. Check it out here.
Makes about 35-40 tsp size truffles.