Ah, so good to be back! The last week I have been struggling with WordPress so I literally couldn’t upload anything at all. These cheesecake bites were actually a try to brighten up ya’ll’s Valentines Day! Oh well! Maybe it was WordPress’ way of telling me that Valentines Day isn’t for me anyways since I honestly don’t believe in artifically created holidays promoting love through selling flowers and chocolates 🙂
The person you should give love to in the first place is yourself. Only if you do, life will feel really good and you will have so much more love for other people too. So if you really do need to get flowers don’t forget and buy a bunch for yourself for being aweseome. Don’t pick a day to be thankful for your loved ones, instead practise appreciation every day. Every day make yourself aware of what you are thankful for and what wonderful things you are surrounded by. Therefore I reckon you take some time out to make these magical truffles for yourselves or someone that totally deserves it.
I really do love the pop of colours of theses cheesecake bites! To give them that natural paint I have used maily freeze dried fruit powders (dragonfruit powder, wheatgrass, seabuckthorn) and matcha. I am sure real fruit will work wonders as well. These taste really fresh and best when straight from the fridge!
Fruity Cheesecake Bites (makes 10 big truffles or 15 smaller truffles)
- 100g soaked cashews (pre-soaked in hot water for 2 hours)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp ground vanilla
- juice of 1 lime
- 20g cocoa butter melted
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- for the variations: 1/4 tsp dragonfruit powder, 1/2 blueberry powder, 1/2 tsp sea-buckthorn powder, 1/2 wheatgrass powder.
Add into your blender (or food processor): cashews, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, lime juice, melted cocoa butter and almond butter and mix until you get a creamy consistency. Remove from the blender and divide into 3 bowls or depending on how many colour variations you would like. I decided to make 4 variations so to each bowl I added 1/2 tsp of fruit powder, only the dragonfruit powder only needs 1/4 of a teaspoon. Once you have stirred in your fruit powders into every bowl, place them in the fridge for an hour at least. Now grab a melon baller to make your truffles. I have used a teaspoon and formed little balls with my hands. Place the truffles on a lined tray. Freeze the truffles for an hour. Melt your chocolate and dip them into the melted chocolate and decorate with.