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Tropical Chocolate Truffles

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Aug 12, 2014

Tropical Chocolate Truffles
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • TOTAL
  • 15 m

Recipe courtesy of Joanne Mumola Williams, author of "Health Begins in the Kitchen: Delicious and Easy Vegan Recipes and Seasonal Food Plan. http://foodsforlonglife.blogspot.com/

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 36

  • 1/4 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 cups Raw Walnuts, Organic, Halves & Pieces
  • 16 average sized Medjool date
  • 1/2 cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 cup Dried Mango

DIRECTIONS

1 Place 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut in a small bowl and set aside.
2 Put 1 2/3 cups raw English walnut pieces in a food processor fitted with an S blade and process until fine. Add 16 pitted and chopped Medjool dates, 1/2 cup raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa and 1/8 teaspoon salt; process until smooth.
3 Place the mixture in a bowl and, by hand, fold in 1/2 cup finely chopped dried mango -- or other dried fruit -- and 1/3 cup raw English walnut pieces until they're evenly distributed throughout.
4 Make each truffle by gently rolling and shaping a full tablespoon of the mixture in your hands to form a small ball. After each one is made, immediately put it into the shredded coconut and roll it around until evenly coated. Place on a platter or round plate.
5 For an elegant presentation, place each truffle in an individual paper candy cup. Refrigerate the truffles, uncovered, for several hours before serving.
6 photo credit: TKphotography64/iStock/Getty Images