Today I sat my driving test and passed…hurray! I was massively nervous about it and spent most of the week frowning and chewing my fingers. In an attempt to calm my nerves I kept super busy with the kids (nothing new there), abstained from all caffeine, alcohol and sugar and in the process created this bad ass recipe for raw truffles. Some people would call these energy balls; yes they do tick all the energy ball boxes, they contain many many wonderful ingredients for boosting energy…but they also really remind me of those delicious homemade truffles I remember from school fetes and birthday parties. Also truffles sound much fancier and fit for the celebration of passing my driving test. So here is the recipe. These are perfect for a party, a picnic or just an easy snack to have stored in the fridge.
Toot Toot Truffles
- 1 small carrot (grated)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup flaked almonds
- 1/4 sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp cacao powder (or good quality cocoa powder)
- 4 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 3 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs (or good quality dark chocolate chips)\
- desiccated coconut for rolling
Place the grated carrot, oats, flaked almonds and sunflower seeds in a food processor and blitz util fine.
Add the remaining ingredients except the cacao nibs and desiccated coconut and blitz again until combined.
Stir through the cacao nibs so they remain whole.
Take tablespoons of mixture and roll into balls.
Roll each ball in the desiccated coconut
Chill in the fridge for an hour or so
These will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days.