Balsamic Superfood Truffles (vegan)

Balsamic Truffles

I set myself a goal: to include at least one superfood into every new dish I post. So when I got this absolutely wonderful organic new grape balsamic vinegar I liked the challenge to use a savory ingredient in a sweet dish. It is not a superfood per se but good quality  balsamic vinegar contains very high levels of minerals and antioxidants. It stabilizes the cholesterol level and blood pressure and also promotes digestion. But I wanted a bit more of that Superfoodpower! So I added some Power Berries Powder by goodme.  

Superfood Truffles (makes about 10-12 truffles)

  • 20 pitted dates
  • 4 tblsp. of raw cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tblsp of raw cocoa butter
  • c. 1 tblsp of balsamic vinegar (I use the Noan brand)
  • 3 tblsp of Power Berries Powder from goodme (acai, blueberry, goji berry)
  • dark chocolate for coating (optional but looks stunning)
  • pinch of sea salt to sprinkle on the chocolate coated truffles (optional)

Soak the dates in hot water. Melt the cacao butter in bowl in a double boiler until it has reached a liquid consistency. Remove water from soaked dates and puree them in your blender. Remove the date puree from the blender and mix it with the 4 tablespoon of cocoa powder, the Power Berries Powder, balsamic vinegar and the melted cacao butter and mix well. Scoop little balls from the mixture with a spoon, roll them quickly and place them on  a tray. If you would like to coat your truffles with dark chocolate place them in the freezer for 10 minutes. Then melt the dark chocolate in your double boiler and dip your little gems in the melted chocolate and let them harden on a tray with baking paper. Sprinkle a little sea salt on the truffles if you like the combination of chocolate and salt. Alternatively, you can roll the truffles in cocoa powder or in your Power Berries Powder for even more Superfood Power. If you decide to not chocolate coat you can skip the freezer time and simply let them chill for 10 min in the fridge.