Chocolate Cherry Truffles
When only the best will do
Cacao and cherry makes for a perfect match in these decadent truffles. Or try one of several flavorful variations.
½ Cup Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs (ground-more for richer flavor)
½ Cup Dates, pitted, packed
¼ Cup dried Cherries, coarsely chopped
1 tsp Cherry Extract, Frontier herbs recommended
2 tsp Cherry Concentrate, Eden recommended
Grind the cacao nibs in a coffee grinder until powdered. Puree all ingredients in a food processor until the batter becomes emulsified. Then, refrigerate the batter until chilled, about 1 hour.
Form the batter into round balls. (You can also use candy molds for a variety of shapes, or form into a block and make thin slices.) These truffles are best refrigerated and will last for up to 6 months.
For a more milk chocolaty flavor, puree in:
- 1c. Soaked and dehydrated walnuts or
- 1/2c. Almond Butter
- Add 2 tsp. fresh ginger and replace cherries with dates.
- Mix in a few Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs (unground) for texture.
- For a more milk-chocolaty flavor, puree in 1 cup soaked and dehydrated walnuts, or ½ cup almond butter.