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Leslie's Famous Organic Super Food, Cacao Coconut Truffles

Leslie's Famous Organic Super Food, Cacao Coconut Truffles, This recipe was created by my dear friend Leslie Cerier, the Organic Gourmet chef and renowned cookbook author. I learned how to make these truffles this winter when I took one of Leslie's farm to table online cooking classes. Here is a link to her making them in a cooking demo. They call for maca, a healing root from Peru. Maca is used traditionally to regulate moods and increase libido among other things. If you don't have maca on hand you can still make these truffles. The cacao alone is a superfood rich in both minerals and anti-oxidants. 

 

Makes 12-15 walnut size balls

Ingredients

1 cup raw cacao butter

1 cup raw cacao powder

¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil

6-9 tablespoons maple syrup, depending on how sweet you like things

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon maca powder

Pinch sea salt

¼ cup combination: choose 2-3: goji berries, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, dried cranberries, cacao nibs.

Directions

Grate the cacao butter in a food processor. Switch out the grater  attachment, and insert the blade.

Add the cacao powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, maca, salt to the grated cacao butter and blend all the ingredients in food processor. 

Taste and adjust the seasonings, if desired.  

Transfer the cacao mixture to one side of a large plate. Put the goji berries, hemp seeds, shredded coconut on the other side of the large flat plate.   

With your hands, shape the cacao mixture into walnut sized balls. 

Roll the balls in the goji berries, coconut and hemp seeds.

Eat immediately or store in a jar on the counter.