If you aren't familar with the glorious benefits of raw cacao powder, be sure to check out my latest post on that very subject! Small word of warning...you really must like chocolate if you're going to like these truffles. It's got a huge punch of concentrated chocolate flavor, a subtle sweetness, and delicate little crunch to satisfy your crunch bar craving.
If you like your chocolate a little sweeter, feel free to add a bit more honey, or I like to use this monkfruit sweetener if I don't want anymore added sugar in a recipe and can't use a liquid. Start with a very small amount until you feel it's sweet enough. There are also numerous additions you can use rather than just quinoa (hempseeds, coconut, raisins, goji berries, nuts, chia).. but I wanted the quinoa to really shine here. Below is the video version for your entertainment followed by the full recipe.
1/4 cup raw quinoa
3.5 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (I used this)
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp Tbsp raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
Toast quinoa in a pan on low for about 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Add quinoa and mix through. Form into small balls and place onto a tray line with parchment paper. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes and viola! Now go wrap them up and impress somebody!
Nam appetite Yogis!
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