OMG! These truffles are so easy to make and they will make people swoon over the rich and luscious flavor. I can make a batch in 15 minutes and within another 15 minutes they will cool and be ready to serve. Keep the recipe as it is below or make flavorful variations. YUM! Mix these ingredients together in following order:
3 tbsp coconut cream (also called spread or Mana, depending on the manufacturer)
2 tbsp Barlean's Coconut Oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 maple Syrup
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp sugar (optional if desiring more sweetness)
1 cup of Cacao Powder (unsweetened) - sifted and stirred into wet mixture
1/2 cup raw cacao nibs
pinches of salt to taste
Mix all the wet ingredients together and then sift the cacao powder in slowly to desired consistency. Add in nibs and a pinch of salt. Mix well and then roll into little balls. Press slightly if desired. Place on a plate and put them into the freezer for about 15 minutes. They will firm up and hold their shape so that you can stack them into a container. Keep refrigerated or frozen.
Variations - See below
This is a picture of the cacao mixture before it was rolled into the balls. Using doTerra's Wild Orange Essential Oil is the bomb! It is so delicious in desserts and my morning Mate as well.
You can also use lavender, peppermint, cayenne and/or nuts and dried fruits to flavor or garnish.
If you are not a doTerra distributor you can order under my number which is: 783035.
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A neighbor recently called me and asked if I had any coconut oil because she was frying up corn tortillas for our tacos and was all out. I said, "Sure", and instructed her where to find the container of Barlean's coconut oil in my cabinet. Later she told me that she could not believe the difference in the look, feel and most importantly, taste of Barlean's. She said, the minute she spooned out the oil into her bowl she was blown away. Then she tasted it and said, "OMG, what a difference"!
If you have not used coconut oil to fry up your tortilla shells, you are missing something. If you make too many of them, they freeze wonderfully and will warm up in the toaster beautifully.