Raw Chocolate Truffles

When I was looking at cutting back our sugar intake, I had a friend try to help me figure out what my biggest struggle was.  It was quite obvious….CHOCOLATE! I’m not a milk chocolate eater either.  I like real, dark, luscious chocolate, with it’s bittery sweetness that melts in your mouth! Mmmmm…

She suggested some raw chocolate pecan turtles she posted on her blog.  I gave it a try and fell in love with them.  My husband doesn’t like pecans, so I ventured out trying to utilize other nuts and ingredients.  We used honey instead of agave because I’ve heard some mixed information regarding agave.  Here are a few we tried.  I used the same cacao base and topped it with pecans, almonds, pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts.  I also rolled a macadamia nut in one and then rolled it in coconut.

MAY 2014 (1 of 7)

Ingredients

Why choose Cacao?

It has health benefits that are missing in typical chocolate.  Raw cacao is known as a superfood.   Here are just a few of it’s possible benefits.

  • Flavanoids (a type of antioxidants)
  • High amounts of Fiber
  • High levels of Sulfur and magnesium
  • May increase cardiovascular health and stroke risk
  • May increase good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol
  • May decrease blood pressure and glucose levels
  • May decrease depression
  • May increase immune system functioning

 

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