Chocolate Crispy Nut Truffles

Chocolate Crispy Nut Truffles
ingredients
all
1 1/2 cups unsalted nuts
either almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamias, or sunflower
1/4 cup dates
pitted, packed, approximately 7 dates
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp coconut oil
liquefied at room temperature or in warm water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
cocoa powder
optional
2 drops coconut infused oil
optional, could also use 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
optional
2 drops amaretto infused oil
optional, could also use 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
optional
cookware
These treats are sugar-free and a good source of protein.
1
In a food processor outfitted with an “S” blade, process nuts until coarsely ground.
2
Loosely separate the dates and add them to the nuts and process until mixture sticks together.
3
Add cocoa powder, agave nectar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt then process until well mixed.
4
Roll into balls, use 1 teaspoon measure for each ball.
5
Chill in refrigerator for at least one hour. Store in zip lock bags in refrigerator - up to 3 weeks.
Optional Truffle Coatings
cocoa truffle
6
Roll balls in cocoa powder.
coconut truffle
7
Add 2 drops coconut infused oil to mixture or ¼ teaspoon coconut extract.
8
Roll balls in ¼ cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut.
almond truffle
9
Add 2 drops Amaretto infused oil to mixture or ¼ teaspoon almond extract.
10
Roll balls in ¼ cup finely chopped almonds.