You want truffles, yeah? Of course you do. Why is that even a question.
Who the heck doesn’t want truffles. Stupid people, that’s who. So. When you’re in the mood for a truffle (which is always, who are we kidding), try making these truffles. Since they contain dates, almond flour and straight up cocoa powder it’s almost like you’re eating a caveman cake. Which is healthy, right? Yeah… let’s go for that. And then eat two more. OK. YUM.
And ready, set, no bake goodness, coming at ya.
Caveman Truffles … Your Guilt Free Valentines for All Year Long
- 1 c pureed dates (or baking dates out of that package from the Armenian/Indian/Mexican grocery store you just discovered last weekend)
- 1 c almond or hazelnut meal
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 1/2 c choco chips, divided (if you don’t want to go full-caveman, use some milk chocolate chips. I won’t tell)
Put it all in a food processor, reserving a 1/4 c chocolate chips. It’s the perfect consistency when you can easily roll it into a ball (add more dates or flour as needed).
Melt 1/4 c chocolate chips in a double boiler or 10sec increments in the microwave.
Roll the dough into balls and dip into the melted chocolate.
Place onto a cold sheet pan and sprinkle with nuts, sprinkles, chocolate crumbles, whatever your heart desires.
EAT. But try not to eat them all, unless you want to. Then follow your heart and your stomach and treat yo’ self.
tis the season
My parents came to visit me. I feel the love.
I hate ramen. Look at bank account and student loans. I LOVE RAMEN.
Whole foods. Farmers markets.
Let’s have a game night at my place! I’ll make popcorn, you guys bring the other good stuff. Right?! Yeah… being poor and living off of cans of tuna shoomshed into kale leaves is AWESOME.
Sun Kil Moon - You Are My Sun
Love this gorgeous melody. It makes me feel as if I’m surrounded by tall grasses, fading suns, and beautiful people.