Thursday, March 24, 2011

Decadent Chocolate “Larabar” Truffles

Decadent Chocolate “Larabar” Truffles: "Decadent Chocolate “Larabar” Truffles-Makes about 20 truffles

20 dates, pitted
1 cup of coconut flakes, fine
1/4 cup of coconut oil
Heaping 3/4 cup of walnuts, pecans, or nut of choice
2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
A few dashes of unrefined salt
1) In a food processor, combine the pitted dates, coconut flakes, and coconut oil. Process until the mixture is finely ground.

2) Meanwhile, toast the nuts in a pan over medium heat, stirring to prevent burning, until lightly browned and toasted. Add the to food processor and process until the nuts are in very small pieces (some even completely ground)

3) In the warm pan, add the chocolate to melt. If you need a little more heat, put on the very lowest heat on the stove, just until melted to prevent burning. Scrape into the food processor and add the salt and vanilla. Process until well mixed.

4) Scrape into a bowl and place into the refrigerator until the mixture hardens enough to hold together into balls (about 30 minutes). Roll into balls and place on a plate or in a container and then harden completely in the refrigerator. Keep cool until you serve and enjoy!"

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