Make cacao truffles for your health-psycho bae this V-Day
Cacao is one of the best words.
It’s fun to say, doubles as a safe word in my fav show Portlandia, but also has a crazy amount of antioxidants. Sure it’s found in regular ol’ chocolate bars, but those also have a ton of unnecessary sugar and other shit that’s bad for you.
As an alternative, why not make these delish af truffles?
Julie’s Real makes all of these amazing natural products like almond butter and grain-free granolas, and many of them contain cacao. Using their Julie’s Real Cacao Espresso Almond Butter, they’ve shared an amazing gluten-free and paleo truffle recipe that puts cacao to work with some coconut almond maple syrup. They’re insanely rich and the recipe makes a large amount so you can share with your friends or a special someone for V-Day coming up.
Aside from being absurdly delicious and pretty healthy, these cacao-loaded truffles contain several of those feel-good endorphins like serotonin. That basically makes them an anti-depressant, so even making them for yourself has its benefits.
- 1 jar Julie’s Real cacao espresso almond butter
- 4 oz bar of 100% cacao
- 2 tbsp Maple syrup
- 1⁄2 cup 100% cacao powder
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
Here are the directions:
- Melt the 100% cacao bar in microwave… Heat it for one minute, stir, then heat for an additional 30 seconds and stir again until completely melted.
- Add maple syrup to cacao and stir to combine.
- Add Julie’s Real Cacao Espresso Almond Butter to cacao mixture and stir to combine.
- Cool the cacao/almond butter mixture in freezer for approximately 10 minutes.
- Scoop the mixture with a spoon and then roll into a ball with your hands.
- Roll truffle in the 100% cacao powder, then roll in coconut.
This recipe makes 24 truffles – that’s a lot of cacao.