Fruit and Nut Truffles

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When craving something sweet, these treats come together just in time. There is no guilt here, only goodness.
12nov-fruit-nut-balls

1 cup raisins (or other sweet dried fruit like dates, figs)
1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (or any combination of nuts and seeds)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla

Optional Topping Variations:
1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1-2 tablespoons raw sesame seeds
1-2 Tablespoon cocoa powder or raw cacao powder

In a food processor pulse raisins, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds and coconut until coarsely blended. Add in cocoa powder and vanilla. Then process continuously until mixture forms a “dough” and starts to clump together. Remove and form into 1 inch diameter balls. If desired, on a small plate sprinkle your topping of choice. Roll each ball in the topping. Place on a serving dish or chill until ready to serve. Makes about 20 balls

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  4 comments for “Fruit and Nut Truffles

  1. Natalie Blacher
    November 17, 2015 at 9:42 am

    This looks awesome!
    Since I’m allergic to chocolate, what would you recommend as a replacement for the cocoa?

    • Caryn Hartglass
      November 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      You can leave out the cocoa powder, the truffles will still be fine and delicious. Or you could add carob powder which would add another dimension of flavor. Carob powder does NOT taste like chocolate but if often used as a cocoa replacement. It has a nice fruity flavor to it. Also, you can make any kind of mix you like choosing different dried fruits, nuts and seeds.

      • Natalie Blacher
        November 17, 2015 at 8:44 pm

        Thanks!

  2. kris ann kowalski
    December 21, 2015 at 7:31 am

    These are super delicious!

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