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Raw Chocolate Truffles Galore and much more…

December 7, 2009

Last week at Integrative Nutrition, Chef Karolina led a workshop in raw chocolate truffle making.  The workshop was such a fun and successful event, that we wanted to share the recipe with everyone!

The health benefits of raw cacao have chocolate lovers jumping for joy.  According to David Wolfe, "Every study on chocolate is pointing to the same conclusion: there is something in chocolate that is really good for us. That something is the raw cacao bean, the nut that all chocolate is made from. The cacao bean has always been and will always be nature's #1 weight loss and high-energy food. Cacao beans are probably the best kept secret in the entire history of food."

Try making these delicious raw chocolate truffles for holiday parties or as gifts.  You’ll be the most popular person around.

Chef Karolina’s Raw Chocolate Truffles

Prep time:  10 mins.
Un-Cook time:  20 mins (to roll and dredge in toppings)
Yield:  25 truffles

Ingredients:

1 cup cacao powder
1 cup cashews
½ cup maple syrup
Water (to mix)

Mix cashews in a food processor to a powder, adding water to mix.  Add maple syrup to cashews and process then mix with cacao powder, refrigerate for a few hours or overnight for better results.

*roll in shredded coconut, chocolate nibs, cacao powder, dehydrated cherries or ginger, or whatever you love!
*try macadamia nuts instead of cashews

Join our webinar with David Wolfe December 17 when he will talk about raw chocolate and other Superfoods.

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