Cayenne Dark Chocolate Truffles

Spicy Raw Chocolate Truffels

Sometimes we just need to get our fix, our daily dose of chocolate. I try my best to keep homemade healthy options near-by in these emergency situations. When the hormone alarm sounds, all I have to do is reach for the secret stash. It removes the internal conflict over fighting my craving or saying, screw it, I’m eating that brownie. Then feeling the guilt of consuming something I know is bad for my body. The brownie is never the solution. So I created these delicious melt-in-your-mouth truffles that can be whipped up in a couple of minutes. Warning though, these babies have a powerful kick so you only need one!

Spicy Raw Chocolate Truffels

12 Dried Dates

3 1/2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

1-2 Teaspoons Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil (optional)

►Place all ingredients in your food processor. Turn on and keep running for three to five minutes.

►Once the mixture becomes fine and crumbly test to see if it is sticky enough to roll into balls. This all depends on the quality of your dates. If they are a bit dry, add a teaspoon or two of melted unrefined coconut oil and blend another minute.

►Pour the mixture into a bowl. Pinch a bit into your hands and form into a small ball. For consistency, use a mini-melon baller.

►Pour a 1/4 cup of raw cacao powder into a shallow bowl. Roll each ball into the powder. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate until serving.