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!!! ;)