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Carob Almond Truffles

These decadent bite-sized morsels will melt in your mouth and are a great substitute for those who avoid chocolate.

Serves: 20
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Makes 20

What you need:

  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup raw carob powder
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or cherries
  • 1/4 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon filtered water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

What you do:

  1. In a food processor, pulverize the almonds and carob powder for 1 to 2 minutes until finely chopped. Transfer 2 tablespoons to a small bowl and set aside for coating.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to food processor and combine for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture comes together to form a ball. Transfer mixture to a small bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  3. Dampen hands with water, form mixture into one-inch balls and roll in almond mixture.