Salted Chocolate Truffles
When I was a kid my parents use to always put together the sweetest little valentine’s baskets full of our favorite chocolate treats, a valentine card and some cute panties with hearts on them…I know that may seem strange but we always got new underpants on off beat holidays. To this day I think that Valentine’s day is the most fun for kids and since I don’t have any I like to send love to my sisters, my friends, my mom and of course my husband and the girls. I can’t think of a better way to share your love than with a little chocolate treat that is made with love and laced with greens (for health of course!).
I first created this recipe for a desserts themed cooking class I was hosting and the reviews were incredible. Since then I have made them several times not only for myself but also for my friends at San Diego Living. You can watch Marc and I whip up a batch of these lovely little treats below.
The recipe features raw cacao, coconut oil and coconut butter to add richness and that traditional melt-in-your-mouth texture. There is a healthy dose of hemp seeds which bring in protein, fiber and some oh so good for you omega 3’s and then there is the super secret ingredient – spirulina which is up to 70% protein, loaded with B-12, minerals and I think gives you super powers, but that’s just me. So if you are feeling inspired to make something rich, decadent and delicious for you or your valentine then I recommend these babies. They will not disappoint.
OH – and if you want to ween yourself off sugar with a group of dedicated foodies and yours truly check out my So Long Sugar Detox – we start in one week!
SALTED CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Prep time: 30 minutes (includes 15 minute rest time), Makes 80 pieces.
1 cup hemp seeds
2 cups raw cacao powder, plus more for dusting
½ cup spirulina
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
¾ cup raw honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon himalayan sea salt
1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
1 tablesoon cacao power
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until everything is mixed well. Roll into little balls and put in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Mix dusting powder together and toss the truffles in the powder or use a flour sifter to dust the truffles.
Store them in the fridge until time to serve or in the freezer for several weeks.