Guest Blogger: Glue and Glitter – Valentine’s Day Recipe: Almost Raw Vegan Truffles

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope you and your special someone have a lovely day/night! Every day should be V-day and if you’re feeling extra nice the very kind Becky, of Glue and Glitter fame, has a truffles recipe for you to try. Follow Glue and Glitter on: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Welcome back Becky!

Valentines Day Vegan Truffles

These almost-raw vegan truffles are a quick Valentine’s Day dessert that you could almost classify as healthy!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I’ve been a little bit tired lately – this baby in my belly has me waking up every 2 hours all night long! – but I’m still managing a few DIY touches. We’re having supper at home this year, so I made a little Valentine’s Day decoration to hang up in the kitchen, and I ordered Dave’s gift online but got a little bit crafty with the wrapping, at least…

Valentines Day Gitfwrap

…and over the weekend, I started experimenting with raw vegan truffle recipes! This recipe is not totally raw, because I didn’t spring for raw cacao powder. You could use cacao in place of cocoa powder, though, and make this a 100% raw dessert!

These came out great. The dates added just enough sweetness, and they were rich and chocolatey!

Almost-Raw Vegan Truffles

Nutrition info per truffle: Calories: 67, Fat: 3g, Sugar: 4.5g, Protein: 1.5g, Fiber: 1.5g, Carbs: 8.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
  • 1 cup dates, pitted (I used halawi dates, but medjool would work just as well)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Extra cocoa or cacao powder, for dusting

Directions

  1. Grind the cashews in your blender until they have a flour-like consistency, though leaving it a little chunky is OK. Transfer the cashew flour to a mixing bowl and whisk it together with the 1/4 cup cocoa powder.
  2. Toss the dates and water in the blender and blend on high until they start to form a paste.
  3. Transfer the date mixture to the bowl and knead until you have a nice ball of dough.
  4. Divide into 16 balls, shaping each with the palms of your hands. Dust each truffle with cocoa powder, and chill until you’re ready to serve!

I have some ideas for variations on this recipe that I still want to try, and I’ll share any that turn out well!

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2 Responses to “Guest Blogger: Glue and Glitter – Valentine’s Day Recipe: Almost Raw Vegan Truffles”

  1. Healthnut Nutrition February 14, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    These look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing I will be trying these ASAP! Haha

  2. An Unrefined Vegan February 14, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Cannot go wrong with these. Easy, chocolatey, cute, semi-healthy :-)!

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