Raw cacao truffles

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Instead of reaching for a big slice of cake, you can curb your sweet tooth with a truffle…and the best part, they’re healthy for you! Health Coach Tracy Remelius showed us how to make them.

Raw Cacao Truffles

Ingredients:
2 cups raw almonds
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup raw honey
2/3 cups raw cacao powder
6 figs
3/4 cup coconut flakes

Directions:
Grind almonds to a fine meal in a food processor add the rest of the ingredients except the coconut flakes and pulse to combine, mixture should resemble a wet cookie dough. Scoop out and roll into balls, wetting hands helps prevent sticking. Roll into coconut mixture and place on a plate. Chill or freeze 30 minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated for best results! (I’ve also used cashews and walnuts)

Benefits:
Dates provide fiber which helps keep blood sugar stable, and cinnamon also helps stabilize blood sugar. So even though you are eating the sweet honey, you aren’t setting yourself up for a sugar crash.
Raw honey is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal and strengthens your immune system.
Raw cacao is very high in natural antioxidants and magnesium and contains a mild stimulant.

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