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Superfood Fig Truffles

Superfood Fig Truffles

Who likes truffles, truffles made with figs and rolled in superfoods?  Well, these are more like raw energy bites but hey, who am I to stereotype lol!  These are so easy to make, super delicious and will melt in your mouth! 

All you require for this recipe is a food processor, willingness to get your hands dirty and an imagination!  Be creative with your superfood toppings; I chose Goji Berry Powder, crushed pistachios, Maqui Berry Powder, shredded coconut and maca powder.  To crush the pistachios the easy way is process shelled pistachios in a mini food processor until they form almost a powder.  Other toppings can include raw cacao powder, cacao nibs, camu berry powder or pomegranate powder; the options are endless!

Look how beautiful and colorful these are, and pack a nutritional punch!  Figs fall in the category of the World’s Healthiest Foods, here are just a few nutritional benefits figs have to offer:

  • Lower High Blood Pressure due to high amount of potassium
  • Good source of dietary fiber
  • Cardiovascular effects
  • Protect against Macular Degeneration

Learn more here.

 Have fun making these yummy delicious treats!

 

Superfood Fig Truffles
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Superfood Fig Truffles
Raw, Vegan, Healthy truffles made with figs, dates, almonds and walnuts. Makes approx. 15 truffles.
Author: Crystal Bonnet
Ingredients
Truffles
  • 1/2 cup black mission figs soaked
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates soaked and pitted
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut manna
  • 2 tablespoons mesquite powder
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
Toppings
  • crushed pistachios
  • goji berry powder
  • macqui berry powder
  • shredded coconut
  • maca root powder
Instructions
  1. Soak dates and black mission figs for about 20 minutes and remove the pits from the dates.
  2. Place almonds, walnuts, mesquite powder, carob powder and salt in the food processor and process until combined but still chunky.
  3. Remove mixture, place in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place the figs, dates and vanilla in the food processor and process until combined.
  5. Slowly add the nut mixture back in the food process until thoroughly combined and a dough forms.
  6. Last, add the coconut manna and process until combined.
  7. Place truffle toppings in separate bowls.
  8. Take one tablespoon of batter and roll in your hands until a ball forms.
  9. Roll truffle in your topping of choice until evenly coated.
  10. Place on parchment paper and repeat until all the batter is used.
Recipe Notes
Store truffles in the fridge or freezer in sealed container. Toppings can also include raw cacao powder, cacao nibs, almonds, walnuts or lucuma powder; be creative!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah | Well and Full
    August 17, 2015 at 8:20 am

    These look great! I’ve never had macqui powder before but I’ve been dying to give it a try πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Crystal
      August 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Sarah! Maqui powder is awesome!

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