This nice tradition inspired me for a ‘truffle’ recipe. It is an ideal recipe: sweet and comforting and yet healthy! Vegan, with no sugar or fat added, with only raw ingredients, these sweets are a light alternative – but delicious though – to traditional chocolate truffles. They are perfect for desert with a cup of coffee or at teatime. And they are so beautiful that you can even use them as a homemade Christmas gift!
Walnut Date Truffles
Gives approx. 20 truffles
0,5 pound / 250 g Medjool
4 oz / 120 g shelled walnuts
5 cardamom seeds
1 tbsp rose water (optional)
For the coating
1 oz / 30 g coconut powder
1 oz / 30 g cacao powder + 1 small tsp coffee
Heat the cardamom on a pan, over medium flame, for about 5 minutes. Remove the envelop of the cardamom seeds. Grind the cardamom in a spice or a coffee grinder.
In a coffee grinder or in your favorite food processor, grind the walnuts. Stone the dates and mix them in a food processor. Add the walnut powder, the cardamom, and the rose water. Mix all together. Make beautiful round balls.
Roll half of the balls in the coconut powder, and the other half in the mix of cacao / coffee. Keep the truffles in the fridge. Remove just before serving.