Raw Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

2 cups raw powdered cacao

½ cup white cacao butter (OR 1/2 cupscacao, 1/2 cup acai berry)

¼ cup raw coconut butter (use raw coconut oil if butter is not available)

1 cup raw goji berries

1 cup raw chopped nuts (cashews, almonds, and/or walnuts)

½ cup water

3/8 cup raw yacon root syrup

1 T raw unheated honey (optional)

1 packet stevia

Preparation

Blend everything except berries and nuts until very creamy. Stir in chopped nuts andgoji berries. Drop by teaspoonfuls into candy cups. (These are like cupcake papers, but smaller, and you can find them at Michael’s art stores or shops that sell kitchenware.)

The cacao butter makes the chocolates firm, like the kind you buy in the store. The cacao butter and coconut butter keep it firm so it won’t melt outside of the refrigerator or freezer. If you use coconut oil itwon’t be as firm during the summer months outside of the refrigerator or freezer.

Makes about 30 little chocolates.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Susan Schenck, the author of the 2-time award-winning book, The Live Food Factor, The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet forBody, Mind, Spirit & Planet.* Visit LiveFoodFactor.com.