these healthy little treats have zero sugar added. Sweetened only with cherries and figs and just a touch of stevia. Both cherries and figs are low glycemic fruit, and packed with antioxidants.
you might have figured out by now, i am slightly obsessed with not adding sugar in my recipes, this is always a fun challenge when developing new dessert recipes, and by fun i mean not always tasty fun hehehe (yep epic fails!).
Don't worry I only publish the tasty stuff on the blog!!! ;)
these truffles are so easy to make, and you can even keep them in freezer for a month.

difficulty level: beginner

equipment needed: food processor

what you need:

  • 3/4 cup cashews quick soaked (pour boiling water over cashews and let soak for 50 minutes)
  • 2 dried figs chopped up
  • 20 grams frozen sweet cherries
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • zest of one whole lemon
  • 3/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour (you can use 3 more tbsp almond flour if you don't have this)
  • 1/2 tsp stevia powder

what to do:

  • put all ingredients in food processor and whirl around for 15 seconds,
  • open food processor, scrape sides down and whirl around again 20 more seconds
  • keep repeating this until a "dough" ball forms in the processor
  • take the blade out
  • line a large late with parchment paper or wax paper
  • take a small little round of "dough" (about a tsp and a half)
  • roll between palms to form ball, place onto lined plate, repeat until the whole dough has been turned in to lovely little truffles
  • place in fridge or freezer for half an hour to harden.
  • here comes the fun part :) in a large plate, put unsweetened cocoa powder (about 1 tbsp needed)
  • roll little truffles in cocoa powder , toss lightly between your hands to remove excess cocoa, the place back onto parchment lined plate.
  • you can do this with the whole batch, or roll the other half in coconut flakes; heck roll them in pistachio powder (ground up pistachios) for a green effect
  • these are almost as much fun to make as they are to eat!!! ;)