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dipped & salted truffles

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These are dead easy, delicious and look way fancier than they are.  Does it get any better than that? No cooking involved, your kids can make these even at a young age with some basic supervision. Pop them in the freezer, and you’ll always have a sweet, real food treat when you need one, whether you’re serving it with a glass of milk or a glass of red.

Ingredients:

2 c. medjool dates (if they are dry, let them soak in water for 10 minutes, then drain)

2 c. raw nuts, any variety or combination (raw peanuts, almonds or cashews are my faves)

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 tsp maple syrup

2 tbsp cocoa

coarse sea salt

 

To prepare:  

In a food processor, blend dates until well-pureed.  Add nuts and salt and process again until a chunky mixture forms that you can form easily with your hands. Roll into 25-30 small balls using the palms of your hands.

In a small bowl, whisk melted coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa together until it forms a thick chocolate sauce.

Using a toothpick or skewer, immediately pick up each ball and dip the top half in chocolate sauce then place ball on plate, chocolate-side up. (The chocolate will harden, so you need to move quickly!) Sprinkle the tops with just a touch of coarse sea salt.

Chill in freezer until sauce hardens.  Eat chilled and store the leftovers in the freezer.

Try to eat just one.  I double dare you!

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