December 10, 2011

Mocha Truffles

This is a super simple dessert recipe that will please most anyone.  It is inspired by a recipe a good friend gave me.  While it is a whole-food recipe, it is not low-fat.  Bring it out once at a year at the holidays and share with friends.

1/2 C nuts - raw or toasted cashews, almonds, peanuts, or walnuts
1/2 C dates
2 T cocoa powder or low-fat cocoa powder
2 t whole coffee beans (whatever your favorite coffee is)

In a food processor, blend the nuts until it makes nut butter or close to it.  Then throw in the dates and coca powder and process again until smooth.  Then, toss in the coffee beans and pulse until the coffee beans are chopped into small chunks.

Roll by hand into bite-sized balls and serve.  You can even roll them in more cocoa powder if you like the taste.