Mocha Cherry Truffles

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Yes, you can enjoy Valentine’s Day without packing on a few extra pounds. I made these with my Valentine baby, Anna, in mind. She LOVES cherries and chocolate. And what’s more “Valentiny” than truffles? Here is our “secret” recipe…from our hearts to yours!

Mocha Cherry Truffles

  • 2 cups raw cashews

  • 1 cup dried cherries

  • 5 dates

  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup brewed coffee

  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup water

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

  • 1/4 cup whole grain flour (I used millet)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • Extra cacao powder

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut 

Place cashews into a jar and pour enough water and coffee (in equal amounts) over them to completely immerse the nuts. Allow to soak at least an hour. After soaking, place cashews (and the liquid) into a food processor and process until ground. Add in cherries and dates. Mix until blended. Add in cacao powder, flour, and vanilla. Mix again, scrape down sides, and mix one last time. Mixture should be thick and moist – like peanut butter. Remove from processor and place in refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. Place cacao powder and coconut into two separate bowls. Take mix out of fridge. Line a platter with wax paper. Roll mixture into 1 or 1.5″ balls and then roll each ball around in your choice of cacao powder or coconut until coated all around. Place on lined platter and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes about 10-12.

 

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