cardamom truffles

Cardamom Apricot Truffles


Another healthy treat with plenty of fiber, protein from almond, healing spices that aid digestion, are antibacterial, and help with constipation and gas. Orange oil helps digest fats. All in a tasty little ball.

MAKES: 36-40 balls

  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/2 cup prunes
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest 
  • 1-1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 drops orange essential oil
  • Unsweetened, dried coconut to roll
  1. In food processor bowl fitted with knife blade combine almond meal, prunes, apricots, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, salt and orange oil. Blend until a thoroughly combined.
  2. Spread coconut flakes on a plate (or piece of waxed paper).
  3. With two teaspoons form small (walnut sized) balls and drop into coconut. Roll between hands into balls. Store in refrigerator.



Sueson Vess is a professional chef, author/food writer and educator helping people eat healthier, especially those with food intolerances and others with chronic illnesses. She is passionate about nutrition and helping others achieve and maintain a “good for your health” lifestyle. There are always delicious, helpful and healthy solutions! Her focus is on “Foods with Benefits” – learning to increase delicious beneficial foods in your daily life. Sueson makes bone broth at Nature’s Own in North Carolina, and teaches cooking classes at FirstHeath and Duke Cancer Center. She is a regular contributing writer for Sandhills Naturally and Gluten-Free & More publications.