Monday, December 6, 2010

Raw Brazil Nut Truffles

If you haven't dried the fruit yourself, use dried fruit that is organic and unsulfured. Dried fruits like blueberries, pears, papaya, pineapple and apricots all work well.

Selenium found in Brazil nuts is a powerful antioxidant linked to lower rates of cancer and heart disease and may help boost the immune system along with possibly discouraging the aging process.

Raw Brazil Nut Truffles
1 cup Brazil nuts, ground
1/2 cup coconut flour (process shredded coconut in food processor)
1/2 cup organic dried apricots, unsulfured
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup Agave
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean
Extra Agave and ground Brazil nuts (or shredded coconut) to roll truffles
  • Process all ingredients in food processor until dough turns into a ball
  • Scoop spoonful of dough and shape each spoonful into round balls
  • Take one truffle and dip in Agave
  • Then drop truffle into brazil nuts (or shredded coconut) and roll until coated
  • Place on plate and repeat for each truffle
  • Yield:  20 truffles

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