So I showed you how easy it is to make your own wonderful nut butters. What do I if I have made a massive batch or if I want to spoil a friend with a treat, or even myself! YES, I make truffles! I used to make a lot of cake balls back in New Zealand but never actually used nut butters. It’s actually so much healthier than an actual cake ball with lots of good fats from the nuts. So I mixed the almond butter with some ingredients I thought would work well, dipped the balls in dark chocolate, popped a walnut on top and Taadaaa, look! Aren’t they pretty?
So here is how you go from 200grams of nut butter to truffle/praline:
- 1 tblsp cocoa powder
- 6 tblsp oatmeal (or simply throw some oats in the food processor to make your own)
- 2 tblsp of vanilla essence
- 2 tsp of raw Acai powder (optional but great for added Superfood Power)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
Mix all listed ingredients with the almond butter. The mixture should be quite firm and not sticking to the bowl. If the dough is too wet add more cinnamon or add some oatmeal. Add a teaspoon of coconut sugar if you have a really sweet tooth. Always try the dough to make sure the flavors are balanced. Then pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes. Melt 100g of dark chocolate in a double boiler and dip those beauties in chocolate. Decorate the truffles with a walnut or hazelnut. The truffles are best stored in the fridge!