Raw Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

First things first: some bad news… I accidentally broke my Lent resolutions. 

I honestly mean it when I say it was accidental — for a moment, it just slipped my mind. I started a two-week work placement this Monday and during the first meeting that day someone brought a box of chocolates and kindly offered me one. I was nervous about fitting in and making a good impression so my first reaction was to say ‘thank you’ and take a dark chocolate… and as I popped it into my mouth, thought to myself ‘I’m not supposed to have this!’ 

Fail. 

But I don’t want to let that get me down — I’m going to keep trying my best to resist chocolate temptation (it’s everywhere in the office!!!). In the meantime, here is another chocolate recipe that I made a while ago; it’s perfect for Easter if you’re going to have a (vegan) Easter Egg Hunt 🙂

 Goji berries hazelnut truffle… 

 Salted hazelnut chocolate truffle…

 Cinnamon hazelnut chocolate truffle…


Makes 8 small truffles
Takes 15 minutes to prepare + refigerating

Ingredients:
2 tbsp hazelnut butter
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tbsp almond flour (ground almonds)
1 tbsp agave nectar
Melted raw chocolate sauce to cover: 1 tbsp cacao powder,
1 tsp agave,
1 tbsp melted cacao butter
toppings: goji berries, coarse salt, cinnamon, …

Instructions:
Combine the ingredients for the truffles in a mixing bowl; it might be easier to use your hands for this. It should be a pretty tough dough. Roll the dough into small balls, half the size of a golf ball. Refrigerate for at least an hour. 
Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over a pot of hot water. Stir in the cacao powder and sweetener. Pour over the truffles, add the topping(s) of your choice and refrigerate for at least an hour.


The Cookie Fairy

5 thoughts on “Raw Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

  1. I remember my Mum going to the CHEMIST, of all places, haha, in France to buy goji berries and her face of absolute disgust when she tried them. I get them all the time in graze boxes too. This is one thing I would blend in a smoothie just to get the benefits of it, but not the taste!

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