Organic Apoteke is committed to an environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyle. Eating Vegan is one way to achieve this.
These Vegan Berry Truffles are nutritious, delicious and make a wonderful holiday gift. Raw cacao powder is rich in anti-oxidants and known to help overcome the winter blues. Maca is a plant native to Peru that has traditionally been used to improve circulation, stamina and strength. Research studies show that maca improves libido too. Hence these truffles are not just a delicious Christmas treat but would be wonderful for sharing on Valentines day too.
Vegan Berry Truffle Recipe
1 Cup pitted dates soaked overnight
2 cups organic raw cacao powder
1 cup organic maca powder
2 cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen) - (We used fresh currents, blueberries, raspberries and mulberries)
1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil
2 Tablespoons organic Agave Syrup (organic raw honey may also be used). Can use more sweetener if you want a sweeter truffle. We like ours bitter.
1/4 cup organic cacao nibs
For rolling truffles
2 Tablespoons organic raw cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
Blend soaked dates into a smooth paste.
Add powdered cinnamon to berries.
Put berries into a thick based pot and cook for 2/3 minutes until berries are warmed through. Stir regularly to prevent burning.
Add coconut oil and dates. Mix well. When coconut oil is melted and mixed in then remove pot from heat.
Mix in cacoa + maca powders and honey.
Add cacao nibs and mix to distribute nibs evenly. Taste the mix - we like a bitter dark truffle - but if you need it sweeter then add more agave syrup or honey until you are satisfied with sweetness.
Put mixture into fridge for 1 hour.
Remove from fridge. Roll into bite sized truffle balls and coat in cacao & cinnamon powder mix to prevent truffles from sticking together. Can use freeze dried raspberries to decorate.
Enjoy and share the Love!