Raw cacao (raw chocolate) blends with dates and coconut oil to make beautiful raw chocoalte bonbons or truffles. The raw food diet has never been accused of lacking in decadence! And these Raw Chocolate Bonbons or Truffle candies are just that indeed. You can use any kind of raw nuts, spices, fruits and flavors that you like, feel free to play around with the recipe. These little raw cacao gems are love-inspiring.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Soak Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Yield: 14 bonbons
- 1 cup dates, tightly packed, preferably medjool
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 3/4 cup chopped soaked nuts, (almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia)
- 1/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cherries, cranberries, blueberries)
Place the dates in a food processor and process on high speed for 10 seconds. Add the coconut oil, agave nectar, cardamom, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla and process again for 10 to 20 seconds or until the mixture is thoroughly combined and the consistency of marzipan. Add the cacao powder and process again for another 10 seconds.
Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the chopped nuts and dried fruit and mix well. Use an ice cream scooper with a release lever, or a spoon, to scoop out your desired size of bonbon onto a parchment paper lined plate or tray. Chill for at least 30 minutes.