Curb cravings for sugary treats with this delicious vegan cacao truffle recipe. These truffles are the perfect accompaniment to go alongside a steaming cup of something delicious.
Cacao is grown all over the world, including in many parts of Africa, as well as Central and South America. There are a number of nourishing health benefits of cacao, and some are still being discovered.
One of cacao’s many healing properties is that it’s a mood booster. It contains anandamide, also known as the 'bliss molecule'. This molecule is linked to feelings of joy - perfect for when you're in need a little pick-me-up.
Vegan cacao truffle recipe
1 ½ cups of walnuts
10 pitted medium-sized dates
¼ cup of cacao
¼ teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of water
Begin by thoroughly blending the walnuts in a food processor or blender. Next, add the cacao and pitted dates.
Blend the mixture and then add the sea salt, pure vanilla extract, and one tablespoon of water. Check the consistency. You want to be able to roll the mixture into balls, approximately two inches in size.
You may need to add additional water until you can roll the mixture into balls. You should end up with about a dozen truffles. Keep them in the fridge in a plastic container with a secure lid. You can also keep them in the freezer.