Raw Cacao Truffles. [with licorice & orange zest]
Woke up craving chocolate.
This is what I came up with.
I had some black licorice extract that I’d been waiting for a good time to use and I figured that these truffles would be a perfect opportunity. When you have a recipe with so few ingredients, make sure they’re good quality because you’ll most likely be tasting everything. Nowhere for anything to hide!
Raw truffles are so easy to make, hardly any prep and only a few ingredients. You can really use whatever flavors you want; I chose orange and licorice. Vanilla and almond are yummy, chocolate and mint are a classic, so are cherry and chocolate.
2 c almond meal
1/2 c raw cacao powder
1/3 c honey, agave or maple syrup
1/2 t orange zest
1/4 t licorice extract, OR 1/2 t anise extract (some are stronger than others so you may want to add another 1/4 t after tasting)
1 T coconut oil, softened
Pinch of salt
Shredded, unsweetened coconut for rolling (optional)
Mix all ingredients except for the coconut.
Taste and adjust the flavors if necessary.
Roll into ping pong sized balls, you should have about 16-18.
Roll your truffles in the coconut, press gently if it has trouble sticking.
Freeze for a couple hours before serving.
Keep truffles frozen or in the bottom (coldest) part of the fridge to keep well.
One Response to “Raw Cacao Truffles. [with licorice & orange zest]”
These look delicious! I’ve never seen liquorice extract before, but I’ll look out for it now – liquorice is one of my favourite indulgences, and it goes so well with chocolate that I’m sure it will be fantastic in this recipe.