[recipe] love dust superfood truffles

With Valentine’s day around the corner, I’m channeling my inner Cupid as I whisk some gorgeous “love dust” truffles straight to your kitchen.

While we certainly don’t need a Valentine’s day to celebrate chocolate, I’m leveraging it to introduce you to something even more exciting: maca.

Maca might just be The Mama of adaptogenic support for libido, vitality, endurance and stamina.

Say no more- am I right?

If you’re inspired, don’t be shy!  Indulge yourself and whip up a batch for your sweetheart, too.

love dust superfood truffles

Ingredients

  • 12 dates [pitted + soaked in warm water for 5 minutes]
  • 1 cup walnuts or hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp cocoa or cacao* powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil [melted]
  • 1 tbsp maca or sex dust
  • 1/2 tsp rose water [or vanilla if you prefer them not to taste like rose]
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add the dates and walnuts or hazelnuts. Blend until it forms a thick and super smooth paste.

  2. Pulse in the cocoa [or cacao] powder, coconut oil, maca or sex dust and rose water [or vanilla] and sea salt.

  3. Continue pulsing until all ingredients are incorporated evenly and texture is smooth.

  4. Using a small cookie scoop or measuring spoon, scoop out 12-15 truffles [each about 1 Tbsp or 1-2" in diameter].

  5. Set truffles in freezer for 10 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, add the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl and microwave, on 50% power, in increments of 45 seconds, until fully melted and smooth. Or melt the two combined over a double boiler.

  7. Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate until the whole ball is coated and set on parchment lined sheet tray. Place coated truffles into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set up so the dark chocolate is hardened

  8. Optional extra decorative step: to make the superfood truffles even prettier, you can sprinkle flaky sea salt on top or top each with a dried rose petal.

Recipe Notes

cacao powder will be slightly more bitter as it is a raw form of cocoa making it even more medicinal.

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