RECIPE: Pistachio-Crusted Chocolate Truffles

Packed with dates, coconut and raw cocoa, these are the healthiest sweet treats you can make
ByOlivia SpadavecchiaTuesday , 05 November 2013
RECIPE: Pistachio-Crusted Chocolate Truffles
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Pistachio-crusted chocolate truffles

INGREDIENTS
15 large Medjool dates, pitted
100g unsweetened desiccated coconut
100g raw almonds (or other raw nuts of choice)
2 tbsp cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, room temperature
4 tbsp raw cocoa powder
1 tbsp water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¾ cup slivered pistachios

METHOD
1. Put all the ingredients (except the pistachios) into a food processor and mix for about a minute until it’s all combined into a smooth paste.
2. Place the mixture in a bowl and refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Form 15 to 20 small round truffles with your hands (around half the size of a golf ball), then roll all the truffles on a plate of slivered pistachios to coat them. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving. 

COOK’S TIP
If you don’t have a food processor, mash your pitted dates with a fork until the texture is caramel-like. Add the rest of the ingredients and knead by hand until they are well-combined then follow step 2 onwards. Change up the taste of your truffles by rolling them in desiccated coconut, rolled oats, finely chopped nuts of your choice, or cocoa powder instead of slivered pistachios.

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