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

  • Raw Cacao Powder
  • Almond Butter
  • Agave or Honey
  • Nuts or toppings of your choice

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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