A Raw Cacao Truffle Recipe for a Healthy Halloween.
I almost didn't write a Halloween blog, which is why this quick mini-blog is so late to arrive in your in-box. I'm kind of a Halloween Scrooge, but just about the sugary, candy part. The costume, dress up part is wonderful.
Sugar is very addictive and causes so many health problems. But yes, anything in moderation is fine, unfortunately it can be difficult to find balance with sugar or any addictive substance.
I want to share a quick and easy chocolate truffle treat that's super healthy and fun to make. It only has three ingredients and it's kid-friendly so the little ghost and goblins can help roll these chocolate truffles and sprinkle them with a host of healthy powdery toppings.
Raw Vegan Cacao Truffles
1/2 C raw cacao powder
1/2 C coconut butter, softened
1/4 C raw honey
Matcha green tea powder mixed with coconut sugar powder (Ratio: Equal parts matcha to coconut sugar)
Turmeric powder mixed with coconut sugar powder (Ration: equal parts turmeric to coconut sugar)
Chai spice mix: cinnamon, cardamom powder, clove, ginger (Ratio: equal parts chaï parts to coconut sugar)
Coconut water powder
Halloween-Themed Garnish: Goji Berry Eye Balls
Goji berries, cut in half can but placed into each raw chocolate truffles as eye balls.
- In a large bowl, mix the 3 ingedients together with a spoon until smooth.
- Place the mixing bowl and truffle batter in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill.
- Remove from fridge and form truffles into small balls. Then place the truffles on a plate or tupperware and place them back into the refrigerator until firm, about 10 minutes.
- When firmer, remove from fridge and using a toothpick, poke two eye-balls holes in each truffle.
- In three small bowls, add coating powders and roll each truffle through powder.
- Cut goji berries in half and place the pointed edge into the eye hole sockets to make "trufle insects".