Raw truffles, for me, are the most amazing, delicious and so easy to make dessert recipe, that it’s a sin to skip it and go for a store-bought treat. They are the ultimate dessert recipe. You can use virtually any nut or dried fruit you have in your pantry, experiment with your taste buds and perfect them for your liking. The only important thing to remember is the right proportion of the ingredients, and if you stick to the 1 – 1 1/3 – 1 ratio, you will have the best truffles in the world in only 5 minutes. It’s less than 1% of your day time! Sounds worth it, right?
The raw truffles recipe uses a minimum of 3 ingredients and a food processor. You can mold the raw dough in truffles shape or just in simple bars for an easy afternoon snack. The combination of protein and carbohydrates makes them good even for people with diabetes, of course, used in moderation. They are also the perfect breakfast, snack on the go or pre-exercise energy treat. Try one of these raw truffles and I promise you will be hooked! My husband likes them so much, that he named them “my dessert” and gives me the angry look every time there’s not a single one left…
1 cup nuts
1 1/3 cup pitted dates
1 cup dried figs | berries | peaches | melon | dried fruits
My favorite combinations are almonds – dates – dried melon & almonds – walnuts – dates – dried figs.
For coating use
Raw cacao powder, coconut flakes, crushed nuts, bee pollen, dried fruits or whatever you want!
1. Add everything in the food processor and blend using the S blade.
2. Blend until the mixture forms a ball inside the processor; this takes 2-3 minutes.
3. Using a small spoon, scoop up some of the mixture and roll a ball with your hands.
4. Coat the truffles with any finish of your preference. For the ones in the photo, I used cacao powder, sliced and crushed almonds and bee pollen.
5. Keep in the fridge and enjoy at any time.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Tips and tricks
- Use only dry nuts for this recipe, as, if they are wet, you will not be able to form truffles from the mixture.
- Experiment with additional dried fruits in your raw truffles, because each one gives a unique flavor to the truffles. I prefer figs for a sweeter taste and cranberries for a lightly sour flavor.
- Experiment with different raw nuts as well. My most favorite nuts are almonds and walnuts, but if you like cashews – make the truffles with cashews!
- The original French truffle recipe calls for cacao powder coating, so if you are planning a French-style party serve them for a wow factor coated in cacao.
The recipe is part of my “Daily Raw” eBook and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free.
Photo Credit: Nadia Petrova