Salted Cashew & Maca Truffles

Salted Cashew & Maca Truffles

I think these truffles should come with a disclaimer as once you have tried one you cannot stop eating them, well, at least I can’t.

I love a sweet and salty combination, whether it be chocolate, popcorn or these truffles.  It’s kind of like getting the best of both worlds.

Maca is a root which has been cultivated in the Peruvian Andes for over 2,000 years.  It is a great natural energy booster without giving you the crash afterwards and improves stamina too so great to pop in a smoothie or yoghurt before a workout.  Studies have also shown it is great for balancing hormones – both male and female – and can enhance fertility.

If you have never tried maca before I would suggest starting with just a teaspoon per day at first.  With all supplements do your research and speak to a qualified professional for information.

Makes 12 truffles

Ingredients

-1/2 cup of cashews

-1/4 cup unsalted & unsweetened cashew butter

-1 Tbsp. maple syrup

-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

-1 tsp. maca

-1/8 tsp. fine pink Himalayan salt

-40g good quality dark chocolate

How To Make

In a food processor blend the cashew nuts until coarsely ground.

Next, add all the remaining ingredients except the chocolate and blend until mixture forms a ball in the bowl of the food processor.

Take a heaped teaspoon amount of mixture and roll in to a ball and place on a plate.  Continue doing this with the rest of the mixture.

Cover balls and place in the refrigerator to harden.

While the balls are in the fridge melt the chocolate for the truffle coating.

Bring a pan of water to a boil and place a bowl over the pan being careful not to let any water into the bowl as this will spoil the chocolate.

Place the chocolate in the bowl and once melted remove from heat.

Place the cashew balls in the chocolate a few at a time and roll around to fully coat.  Remove and set aside on a plate lined with baking parchment.

Continue to do this with remaining balls and then place in refrigerator to set.

Once set, either eat and enjoy or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days…however, I honestly don’t think they’ll last that long!

Enjoy!


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