Raw Chocolate Chip Truffles

by - Monday, January 04, 2016

If you liked my Chocolate Truffles, you LOVE these Chocolate Chips ones! I am really loving coming up with new variations on favourite Raw or Healthy recipes. It keeps it interesting, and they still seem to always taste rich, decadent and delicious.

If you're sitting on the fence with give up store bought chocolate and other unhealthy sweet/desserts, I encourage you to jump off and just give it a go. What do you have to lose? Your diet plays a big part in getting into shape, so if you can get that under control, you'll find things so much easier. I no longer crave any sugar filled foods, an instead I've discovered this whole new healthy world that I'm so passionate about!

These ones are delicious! They do however contain whole Cacao nibs which can taste a little bitter, especially if you're not used to them. If this is your first time making Raw/Healthy Chocolate Truffles, I would suggest making either Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles or Raw Goji Berry & Chocolate Truffles first. If you've made those ones before, definitely give these ones a go!

Without any further delay, let's get to it!

You'll need a high speed blender or food processor. I used my Optimum Blender 9400.

Chocolate Mix:
500g of Pitted Dates (Roughly. Doesn't have to be exact)
1 Avocado
1/4 cup of Water
1/2 cup of Raw Cacao
4 Tablespoons of of Natural Peanut Butter
1/4 cup of desiccated Coconut
1/4 cup of Cacao Nibs

Raw Cacao
Ground Pepita Seeds

Serves: Roughly 30 balls. (As always, I 'taste test' a few as I go! Awk.)

Firstly, lets blend up the Pepita seeds. Your blender (or food processor) will need to be completely dry for this, so that's why I get it done first. Set the ground up Pepita seeds aside into a bowl for rolling later.
Next, put the Dates, Avocado and Water into your blender, and blend to form a sticky paste. 
Add the Raw Cacao, Peanut Butter and Coconut. Blend together well. You may need to stop a few times and scrape the mixture down from the sides.

Once it's blended together, spoon the mixture out into a bowl, and mix through your Cacao nibs with a spoon.
Get your bowl of ground up Pepita seeds ready. Get another bowl out and put in roughly 1/4 cup of Raw Cacao.

Time to roll them up into little balls! The chocolate mixture is quite sticky, so it can be a little tricky to roll them. If you put the mixture into the fridge for a while, it's becomes less sticky. But if you use some food safe latex kitchen gloves, it's not too tricky anyway.

Scoop up a balls worth of mixture, and roll it in the palm of your hand creating a ball. Then drop it into either one of your bowls containing the ground up Pepita seeds or Raw Cacao, and roll it around to coat it! And that's it!! It's that easy.
Set them aside on a tray, then then put them in the freezer. Ideally, leave them there for at least a few hours before serving. This helps harden the mixture up and makes them taste even more rich and delicious! 

Remember to keep them in the freezer or fridge if they're not being eaten to keep them nice and firm.

Indulge & enjoy without feeling guilty! And go ahead and throw out that store bought chocolate in your cupboard. It does absolutely nothing good for you whatsoever!!

Have a lovely day beautiful people.

- A M Y  D A V I S

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