Regardless of if, what, or how you celebrate any holiday this month, I'm pretty sure you and the people around you would love some decedent chocolates to eat. While I have met a few people who don't like (or are allergic to) chocolate, it is generally safe to assume that most people love chocolate and would really appreciate the gift of handmade truffles. These truffles are super easy to whip up, and make a wonderful gift for those with a variety of dietary needs - they are raw, vegan, nut free, gluten free, and amazing. Even those friends who love 'junk' food will love these gems, and they wont even clue in that they are good for them!
I left my truffles plain, but just like the Basic Raw Brownie, there are tons of different flavour combinations - mint, orange, lavender, ginger, are a few that come to mind.
Decadent Chocolate Truffles
Recipe: Print it Here
3/4 Cup Raw Cacao powder
1/4 Cup Cacao Butter, melted
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp. Coconut Butter
4 Tbsp. Liquid sweetener (I used honey, but feel free to use whatever you prefer)
1/8 tsp. Sea salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla, or flavouring of choice
Extra cacao for dusting
Melt the cacao butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, and salt over a double boiler (or a metal bowl on top of a pot of boiling water). Once everything is melted, stir in cacao powder and flavouring. Stir vigorously, as the liquid sweetener is heavier than the other ingredients and will tend to not mix in as easily. Pour chocolate into a standard bread pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set. Once set, the chocolate can be sliced into cubes and dusted with cacao. Store in the refrigerator for several week, or the freezer for several months.