Super Duper No Bake Spiced Truffles

Oh my goodness sweet peeps; I have missed thee!

I’ve just been through a three week cycle of laptop breaking -> waiting for replacement -> getting replacement -> spending a week getting it all set up -> finding out the replacement was going to break too -> getting another replacement -> spending another week getting it all set up**… and, finally, all being well and able to blog again – hoorah!

I have a few things to fill you in on but for now, it’s gotta be loooooonnnnngggg overdue something chocolatey, no?! ;-)

This is adapted from the rather fabulous Rowena’s recipe at Natural Fuel – mine were very much based on her recipe so do go have a nosy at her fab site; and in the meantime, here’s what I used:

  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • {1/4 cup of raw cacao powder}
  • 1/4 cup of coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • {1 tablespoon of carob}
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice*
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract

    *optional* 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey / maple syrup / sweetener of choice. I have tried these with and without sweetener and find both yummy because of the natural sweetness of the coconut/vanilla/carob/almonds etc – play with them and see what works for you :)

    {also optional}; swap the 1/4 cup of cacao powder for 1/4 cup of carob powder, and the tablespoon of carob for a tablespoon of cacao for truffles with less of a “kick”; works especially well of not using a sweetener as the carob gives extra sweetness.

    *for mixed spice. I love to the Waitrose one which has coriander seed, cassia, ginger, caraway, nutmeg and cloves; though cassia also is easy to eat too much of and it becomes toxic when eaten regularly, so just go steady with it – but it’s also really good for balancing my blood sugar – which always a nice bonus to my goodies! Moderation n’ all that being the key here… :-)

The method I used was to melt the coconut butter and coconut oil, then add all the other ingredients and mush together with my hands, then break off small bits and roll into balls… I then decorated them with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut, bee pollen and cacao powder just to make ’em look pretty.
Leave to set in the fridge for about half an hour – then enjoy! They’re yummy – and you can experiment with sooooo many different flavour & superfood variations; maca, protein powders, lacuma, raspberry powder & coconut, pecan nuts & maple syrup… the possibilities are endless!  Thank you to Rowena for the fab idea – and happy creating my loves!

Ah, it’s nice to be back… ♥

** ~ did someone say Mercury Retrograde… ? ;-)


4 thoughts on “Super Duper No Bake Spiced Truffles

  1. Ah there they are! Look great! Would love to try them with all spice in them! Interesting! Thanks so much for the very kind shout out! :-) x

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