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Antioxidants in raw chocolate are valuable in many different areas of health. Raw chocolate is refereed to as cacao before roasting. Once the cacao beans are roasted, it is referred to as cocoa. So roasted cocoa is not equivalent in healthy properties to raw chocolate! In fact, raw chocolate has 360% more antioxidants than cocoa! It is thought to be the most powerful source of antioxidants as well as magnesium of all foods!

Cacao has been clinically proven raw chocolate reduces blood pressure.

Raw chocolate reduces ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and so has a positive effect on those with heart disease.

Raw chocolate is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and so is helpful for revealing pain.

Packing a punch with feel-good phytochemicals, raw chocolate benefits our mood!

Our recipe is free of dairy and refined sugar and also keep well in the freezer (as if they’ll make it that far!) They are dense, so make them dainty and serve on sweets platters or make boxes of truffles, putting them in mini foil wrappers.

Raw Chocolate Truffles

Raw Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least an hour in plenty of water

¾ cup raw cacao, ground finely (or use ½ cup raw cacao powder)

1 cup soaked dates

½ cup coconut nectar or maple syrup

2 Tbsp good vanilla

¾ cup coconut oil, melted over a bain marie

Additional ground cacao for rolling

 

Directions

  • Drain and rinse the cashews.
  • In blender or food processor, combine all ingredients except for coconut oil and blend until smooth.
  • Slowly add coconut oil as it blends. Once mixture is smooth, pour into a container. (Using a deep narrow container works best)
  • Refrigerate until set and scoop out- using a teaspoon, espresso spoon or a melon baller- depending on the size of truffle that you prefer.
  • Form balls- working quickly with your hands- and roll in the ground cacao, coconut or crushed raw nuts or sesame seeds.
  • Refrigerate and serve cold. These also freeze well.
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One Response

  • lindsay October 15th, 2012

    hi!
    I’m just wondering how to get the Raw Chocolate truffles recipe? I don’t see it here. Thanks so much! Taking a class at CSNN and learning how to sprout grains too:)



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