CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TRUFFLES
These are just, oh so lush! The hazelnut pairs so nicely with chocolate, it is my favourite chocolate nut blend. The combination of the cocoa, hazelnut flour and coconut oil make these so light yet so fudgy. I have used minimal sweetener making them a healthy treat. Be warned, it is very tempting to have more than one so restrain will be needed!
1 1/2 cups organic hazelnuts, try to get activated nuts so that the phytic acid is removed. For more information on phytic acid see here.
1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder, extra for dusting
1/2 tsp himalayan salt
1 tsp organic vanilla bean powder. You can use vanilla essence of you don’t have the powder, get a brand that does not have added sugar.
3 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp dark organic maple syrup. I often just use 1 tbsp, I find the coconut oil adds sweetness and a good quality cacao powder adds a rich flavour.
1) Blend the hazelnuts until they are light and fluffy. Put into a small mixing bowl.
2) Mix in the vanilla, salt and cacao.