February 27, 2014

Fig Coconut Truffles

My husband inspired me to make this one. Sometimes he just walks into the kitchen, opens the pantry, takes a few figs, chops them up, and then takes a good amount of shredded coconut and starts munching them together :-). Looking at the way he was enjoying it I figured that the coconut and fig will make a good combo, so I decided to make an easy-to-grab snack with figs and coconut. I also added one more family favorite ingredient to the mix, and there you have the fig coconut truffles ! It might feel a little tricky to form the shape, but you can do it, with some patience. I just did not want to add more figs and make this any more sweeter. At the same time, I wanted to keep it simple and make it with only 3 ingredients, yes.., just 3 simple wholesome ingredients. They are full of energy, good fat, no added sugar, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, nut-free and raw :-)

Ingredients:
  • Organic dried Turkish figs - 10
  • Oraganic dried shredded coconut - 2 1/2 cups
  • Oraganic raw cacao powder - 6 Tbs
Directions:
  • Chop figs into small chunks and add to food processor or blender to process and make sort of a paste out of them.
  • Add coconut and cacao little by little and pulse till everything binds together.
  • Transfer to a bowl and make small balls out of the mix. You will have to take some of the mix and press with your palms and then keep pressing as you role. 
  • Optionally coat with extra cacao powder or coconut.
  • Keep refrigerated for at least 30 minutes, so that the truffles keep firm. 
  • Makes around 30 small truffles.


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