Perfect for Valentine's Day Raw Chocolate Grapefruit Truffles (Raw, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free)

Friday, January 30, 2015




Valentine's Day is just around the corner! If you are still wondering about what to buy for your beloved one or planning to spend a huge amount of money on that day, why not make by yourself? Handmade gifts are always the best way to show your love to the others. Here I have a recipe for all of you on this very special occasion. These tiny little truffles are so simple (they just require 5 ingredients), easy to make (it's a one bowl recipe and you just need a food processor), and most importantly, they are delicious and you can customise your own based on your lover's preferences. For example, if he/ she loves hazelnuts, then you can substitute the kind of nuts used in this recipe by hazelnuts, or you can even place a piece of hazelnut inside the truffle for extra crunchiness. Possibilities are countless and isn't it a good way to show your care and understanding on your lover? Ok, let's start! :)



Ingredients:
1 cup nuts or seeds (here I used 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and 1/2 cup pecan nuts)
1 cup pitted dates + 2 medjool dates
3 Tbsp grapefruit juice
2 Tbsp grapefruit zest
3 Tbsp raw cacao powder

Coating:
Shredded coconut
Carob powder


Directions:

  1. Place the nuts and seeds in a food processor and process until ground, then transfer the grounded nuts and seeds into a large bowl
  2. Place the dates in the food processor and process until smooth
  3. Add the grounded nuts and seeds bit by bit into the food processor and process until they are well mixed together to form a dough-like mixture. Do the same for other ingredients.
  4. Using a spoon to scoop out 1 Tbsp of the mixture and roll it into a ball, then coat it with either carob powder or shredded coconut and repeat with the rest of the mixture. 
  5. You can eat it right away or store it in the fridge before serving if you prefer a harder truffle

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