I’ve got the Monday blues and I just can’t shake’em. Maybe it’s the weather- grey and gloomy. Maybe I need a good dose of Vitamin D. Feeling a little like Charlie Brown. “Of all the Charlie Browns, you’re the Charlie Browniest” – Linus Van Pelt
Anyhow, in the spirit of last week’s healthier cookies, and in an effort to cheer myself up, I made some of my favs: Raw-Raw Truffles from Adam Hart’s cookbook The Power of Food. I can’t tell you how much I love this book. Hart shares an inspiring story as to how he has come to lead a healthy and happy life. He seems honest and real and that’s important to me. Not only are his recipes completely mouth watering, but he provides so much information on the health benefits of eating certain foods. And I love the layout of this book as it showcases each “power food” in sections, discussing its benefits and featuring a selection of recipes in which it can be enjoyed.
This is the variation of the “Raw-Raw Brownie” recipe listed in the book. Hart suggests that the mixture can be rolled into small balls to make truffles. He also suggests rolling those balls in shredded coconut. Any time I’ve made these truffles, I used cocoa powder instead of the cacao powder he lists. Can’t get my hands on any cacao powder in these parts. But I imagine mine are just as delicious!
2 cups pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup of almond butter
2 tablespoons of water
3 tablespoons of cacao powder (or, like me, cocoa powder)
some shredded coconut
Oh, and did I mention this is the easiest recipe of all time? There’s no baking!
It goes like this:
1. mix all ingredients in a food processor
2. roll batter into small balls
3. rolls small balls in some shredded coconut
4. keep in a container in the fridge, leaving them for about an hour before you dive in!
and that’s that :)
I usually get around 18-20 truffles, depending on how big I make them. These are protein packed treats that hit the spot when I’m craving something sweet after supper.
Hope you love them like I do. And check out Adam Hart’s website for The Power of Food and other tasty recipes and tips!