Paleo Cashew Butter Truffles

Paleo Cashew Butter Truffles

paleo cashew butter

The soft cashew butter center is a great way to get good fat and protein in a sweet and easily digested manner. Slightly sweetened with dates and chocolate, these little bites are a great afternoon snack!

Cashew Butter Center

•  2 cups cashews

•  1/2 cup almonds

•  1/2 cup brazil nuts, walnuts, or pecans

•  12-15 dates, pitted*

•  2 tbsp coconut oil

•  1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

•  1/2 tsp sea salt, finely ground

{finely shredded coconut, unsweetened}

Chocolate Glaze

•  4 tbsp cacao powder

•  4 tbsp coconut oil

•  2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey

Directions For Paleo Cashew Butter Truffles

•  Before you begin, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place in the freezer.

•  Soak cashews, almonds, dates, and salt in water for 2 hours.

•  Drain and pat nuts and dates dry to remove any excess moisture.

•  Add in coconut oil and cinnamon.

•  Using a food processor or immersion blender puree until a smooth yet thick mixture forms.

•  Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes—this makes forming the balls a lot easier.

•  Make the chocolate glaze by whisking together all ingredients.

•  Using a cookie scoop, scoop cashew butter mixture into small balls continuing to form with your hands.

•  Dip cashew centers in chocolate glaze and place on a frozen cookie sheet to allow the chocolate to harden.  Sprinkle with shredded coconut.

•  Place the truffles in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set up before enjoying!

*I used deglet dates which are smaller than Medjool dates.  If you are using a larger sized date just use a lesser quantity.

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  1. Those look amazingly tasty! Have you tried coconut sugar to make paleo chocolate from the bean? You could dip these cashew butter truffles in it. Here is my recipe for bean-to-bar paleo chocolate: http://ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot.ca/2014/05/whipping-up-some-low-gi-chocolate-from.html

  2. ispeakpaleo says:

    These look amaze balls! Question: So is it 2 cups of cashews or 4 cups? You have 2 cups twice.

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