I love the deep flavor of dark chocolate. I don’t love the sugar and the butter that come with its commercial varieties. I make these truffles often: they are very easy to prepare and a pure delight to eat.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups of  dates, chopped
  • 1/3 cup  of cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp of cacao nibs
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. of chia seeds, mixed in 1/4 cup of water
  • a dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon
  • optional: a tsp. of vanilla extract
  • optional: a tsp. of nut butter
  • optional: 1/4 cup of coffee ( add 3 more tbsp. of  cocoa powder and 2 tbsp. of agave nectar if using it)

 Blend the nuts in a food processor. Add all other ingredients and blend well.  Cool in the fridge for about an hour. These truffles freeze very well, on a plate, covered with some saran wrap.