This rich chocolate dessert makes for a great healthy holiday treat!
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup cashew butter
- 100g organic dark chocolate (70% or higher)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Shredded coconut
- Chopped nuts
In a small saucepan simmer dates and water over medium low heat for 5-10 minutes until thickened. Set aside.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler over low heat.
Add cashew butter to thickened dates and then add in melted chocolate. Stir all ingredients well and then cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.
Take a teaspoon sized amount of truffle and roll into a ball and then into chopped nuts or shredded coconut.
These truffles also make a wonderful Christmas gift when wrapped in foils.