Dark Chocolate Truffles

These shut-your-eyes dark chocolate truffles are smooth and decadent and wonderfully chocolatey.

Truffles and tea after dinner

Shut- your- eyes Dark Chocolate Truffles *vegan, gluten-free, raw

  • 50g raw cacao paste
  • 350g dried dates, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 12 finely chopped almonds + extra for inside the truffles
  • a little salt
  • Finely chopped chili *optional

Prep: I like to soak the almonds overnight and take the shells off for better digestion

  1. Chop the dates. For raw people – cover with warm water and wait patiently til soft. For the impatient – cover with water and microwave for 45 seconds.
  2. Melt the cacao on a double boiler.
  3. Spoon the dates into the mixing bowl, leaving most the water behind and add everything else.
  4. Use a handheld blender to blend to a smooth paste. I found that when making small quantities the handheld blender in a small bowl was better than my big blender.
  5. Roll into little balls and push an almond into the middle of each.
  6. Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours to solidify.
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