There is always a lot of interest and enthusiasm around these delicious truffles, whenever I make and share them, digitally or in person! I think it is because, they are:
* no sugar added * raw * vegan * healthy * yet still they are indulgence for sweet lovers and delicious!!! Some call them power balls, but I’d love call them muesli truffle as it basically contains almost the same ingredients as the muesli! Plus you can carry them with you anywhere, anytime!
Recipe is soo flexible, just whatever you have in the pantry! Nuts, seeds, dried fruits, oats, cacao (preferably raw) and shredded coconut.. Whatever you have! Just a little bit of whizzzzz in the food processor and then punching them all, making the balls and dipping to cacao or coconut, that’s it!
1 cup of each: oats, almonds, walnuts 1/2 cup of each: Hazelnuts Chia/Flax seeds Raw cacao (or pure cacao powder) Dried berries Shredded coconut
4-5 dates and/or dried apricots (or dried figs, plums..) 1/2 cup coconut milk or cow milk 1/2 cup almond milk or again if you like cow milk
2-3 table spoon tahini (optional)
1 table spoon maple syrup (optional)
To dip: shredded coconut, sesame seeds, cacao powder or any type of nuts powder like pistachio!
* Grind the oats, all nuts, in a food processor as small as you like (it could be like flour or a bit bigger and crunchy), pour them all in a big bowl where you will form your mixture, add a pinch of salt * Put the berries, dates, apricots in to processor and process them until finely chopped * Mix them all, add the milks and start mixing with your hands to ensure the best consistency and benefit from the nuts oil for hands!!! * If it is too liquid that you can not form the balls, then add a bit more of oats or cacao powder * Taste it before you form the balls and if you think it is not sweet enough, then add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey * Put the dipping ingredients in to small bowls
*Roll the balls between your palms and dip them to coconut, cacao or nuts powders
Keep them in the fridge for couple of hours to help them get their form. You can keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for a week.
Carry them with you all week, anywhere, as your healthy snack! Kids just love it, so make a lot!!
And one last secret! If you feel a bit lazy, or lack of ingredients separately take your favorite muesli batch, put into food processor and then add the milks, dried fruits, etc and continue as above! You can also add mashed bananas, cooked and cooled apple puree, etc if you want some fresh fruit taste.
Enjoy your fit and gourmet snacks/treats!