We’re taking truffles to a new healthier place by adding pumpkin/pepita seeds, hemp seeds and figs for additional protein and fiber resulting in a delicious, guilt-free treat. Raw cacao is a good source of magnesium. Peppermint oil is healing and soothing to digestion.
MAKES: 36-40 balls
|2 cups pitted dates
6 dried figs, stems removed
1/2 cup ground pumpkin/pepita seeds (grind in dedicated coffee bean grinder not used for coffee or a food processor or blender until finely ground.)
1/2 cup hemp
1 pinch sea salt
|1/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao or cocoa
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons hot water
3-4 drops pure peppermint essential oil (or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract)
1 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut flakes mixed with 2 tablespoons cacao for rolling balls
- Place dates, figs, ground pepitas, hemp, salt, cacao, coconut oil, hot water and peppermint oil into a food processor bowl fitted with knife blade.
- Pulse until mixture comes together in a ball and is well combined. May have to add an additional tablespoon of water (add one teaspoon at a time).
- Spread coconut/cacao mixture on a plate (or piece of waxed paper).
- With two teaspoons form small (walnut sized) balls and drop into coconut. Roll between hands into balls. May refrigerate for firmer texture or leave at room temperature and enjoy!