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CHOCOLATE, ORANGE AND ALMOND TRUFFLES

“These healthy chocolate bites are a guilt-free indulgence.”

A satisfying sweet fix to enjoy any time of day, it’s a quick and simple recipe and kids love them. They freeze well and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week (but it’s unlikely you’ll let them last that long!)

Oats provide a healthy protein and fiber boost. Raw cacao contains lots of essential minerals and antioxidants …Yes that’s right, chocolate is good for you! …It increases our dopamine and releases feel good endorphins!  The Mayan tribes worshipped the cacao tree, offering it to their gods and emperor for spiritual and celebratory occasions.

 

CHOCOLATE, ORANGE AND ALMOND TRUFFLES

Oats – 100g

Orange Zest and – Juice x1

Almonds (Ground) – 25g

Cacao Powder – 50g

Maple Syrup (to taste) – 10g

Raisins – 100g

Coconut Oil – 50g

Almond Milk – 50ml

Vanilla Paste – 3g

Cinnamon – 1 small pinch

 

 

METHOD

  1. Weigh everything out individually
  2. Blitz the rolled oats in a blender to oat flour consistency.
  3. Juice and zest the oranges.
  4. Melt the coconut oil by placing in a heatproof bowl, and place over a gently simmering pan of water.
  5. Soak the raisins in orange juice for 10 minutes to soften.
  6. Blend the raisins, orange juice, zest, maple, melted coconut oil and cacao in a high speed blender or food processor until you have a smooth consistency.
  7. Use a spatula to scrape the dough down until it’s well combined.
  8. Scoop out the raisin mixture into a large bowl, add in oat and almond flour.
  9. Mix well, add the almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and allow to set up for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  10. Roll into balls and place onto a tray
  11. Roll balls into cacao powder.
  12. Place truffles in the refrigerator for at least half an hour to firm up.
  13. Truffles will keep well for 1 week in the refrigerator and up the 3 months in the freezer.

 

This recipe makes: x10 – 40g bliss balls

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