Mostly-Raw Devilishly-Dark Chocolate Cake Truffles

Happy Vegan Valentine’s Day from Linda!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nothing says I love you like Mostly-Raw Devilishly-Dark Chocolate Cake Truffles!

These quick and easy treats are absolutely delicious and decadent – prefect when you need to impress that special someone.  Dark chocolate cake truffles are a surefire winner and they take practically no time at all to prep, but will absolutely delight all the senses!

 

For the Raw Cake Truffles:

1-1/2 cups walnuts, raw (6.1 ounces)

1-1/2 cup pecans, raw (6.1 ounces)

1 cup medjool dates (5.3 ounces plus 2 dates)

¾ cup raw cacao (2.9 ounces)

3 teaspoons vanilla

½ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

  • Soak nuts for 2 hours, then drain.
  • In food processor, blend all ingredients until it forms a smooth, rich ball.
  • Shape into truffles, and refrigerate.

 

Coating

8 ounces dark chocolate, melted (the only non-raw ingredient)

1 cup unsweetened raw coconut, finely shredded

  • Using a chocolate dipping tool, or similar, dip each chilled ball into the melted chocolate, ensuring that coat the ball completely, and then shake off all the excess chocolate.
  • Immediately and gently roll the dipped ball into the coconut.
  • Place on waxed paper to set.
  • Chill the balls.

To serve, allow the balls to sit out for approximately 15 minutes, which will help develop the depth of rich flavor.

 

Some tips:

  • Instead of coating the cake truffles in melted chocolate, roll them in raw cacao mixed with a touch of cayenne and/or cinnamon.
  • Press the cake into a spring form pan and chill. Remove from the pan and coat with ganache.  Sprinkle coconut on top.
  • Press the cake into a spring form pan and chill. Remove from the pan and using a cookie cutter, cut into petite fours.  Coat with ganache and/or a glaze, then top with vegan candy sprinkles.

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*An important aspect of sharing original recipes is to give proper credit to the author(s) of the recipe(s).  I hope that you enjoy using these recipes and making them your own; but please do so with that integrity in mind. With much gratitude. - Linda

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