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Best Raw Cacao Truffle RecipeJump to Recipe
You are in for a treat! Actually, what I like to call these raw cacao truffles are guilt-free goodies. These truffles sustained me while breastfeeding. Full of great fats, they are perfect for a go-to snack for kids and adults. They simply are the best raw cacao truffle recipe you will ever find.
Healthy fats are essential for brain health. Fat also fills up the body really quickly. These are a great thing to keep on hand when hunger strikes or your brain needs a boost of focus. We are a homeschooling family, and I love keeping these in my freezer.
My son won’t eat butter on toast or coconut oil, I know right! Butter is so good. I make these for him to get fats in the morning so his brain is turned on and ready for his lessons.
I know you’re not here to chit chat, so let’s get to the point. These truffles are Paleo, Vegan, and refined sugar-free.
Anyone can make these truffles. They blend together quickly and easily. I usually pre-soak my cashews the night before. In the morning I rinse them, and either put them in the fridge until I can whip them up, or blend it up right then.
Do not leave rinsed cashews out on the counter, throw in the fridge for up to a day for use. If you take this route, be sure to re-rinse.
If you would like an extra chocolatey flavor, substitute out the coconut oil for cacao butter, however, this is way more expensive, and has a totally richer taste. I love the coconut oil base. You can use half cacao butter, and have coconut oil.
Make sure the dried shredded coconut is unsweetened. I prefer this brand.
If you don’t have maple syrup, you can sub out for honey, just be sure to decrease it to 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup maple syrup.
I have also rolled these in raw cacao powder, but the taste and texture is completely different. My husband and boys prefer the coconut. Plus, it’s pretty.
These raw cacao truffles keep very well in the freezer for up to a month. The truffle will be rock hard from freeze. I usually take out however many I want for the day in a separate container and store in the fridge.
Please note: these MUST be kept cold. I live in Hawaii, and if I want to bring these somewhere I have to pack a cooler. If I have a party, I take them out when the cacao truffles will be eaten. They will melt with the amount of oil.
Best Raw Cacao Truffle Recipe
- Blender or Food Processor
- 2 cups raw soaked cashes pre-soak cashews overnight or minimum 4 hours
- 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3/4 cup dried shredded coconut for rolling in
- First, soak the raw cashews in water, for a minimum of 4 hours, maximum 12. 2. Second, rinse cashews and put into blender or food processor. Third, add cacao powder, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Turn on and blend for 30 seconds. 3. While blending add in water. This will emulsify ingredients, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. A food processor will take longer. Blend until you see no more bits of cashew. Add more water if needed, but no more than 1/4 cup. 4. Put in refrigerator until solid, or freezer. Then, roll into shape. Once in circle shape roll in dried coconut. 5. Put back into the fridge for at least 10 minutes and enjoy. Will keep in freezer or fridge.