Dark Choc Truffles

Dark Choc Truffles


Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles 

Ingredients
1 c cacao powder
(Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is raw and much less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars)
½ c unsweetened apple sauce (Check the baby food section in your supermarket, or better yet stew your own apples and make your own puree.)
3 tbsp honey (or agave syrup) (Christchurch people – the cheapest place I have found agave syrup is at Piko Whole foods on Stanmore road)
¼ tsp peppermint extract (if you’re not a fan of peppermint you can substitute for another extract or just go for vanilla)

 

 

Steps:
In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight. Using a heaped tablespoon of the mixture at a time, roll the chocolate mixture into a ball, and place on baking paper or in individual mini muffin paper liners. Refrigerate until ready to serve. You can lightly dust with more cacao if you like.

16 Serves
serving size – 1 truffle
Store in the fridge for up to a week for those 3pm cravings or just a sneaky treat.