Vegan MoFo Day 7: Take away truffles

October 7th, 2011 · Lisa · gluten-free, raw, Recipes, sugar-free, Sweet, vegan mofo · Comments
One week down – three more to go.
VeganMoFo continues to build momentum. I’ve spent hours scrolling through posts this week in absolute awe of the amazing vegans who fill the blogosphere. There is some serious plant-powered talent.
I hope my potluck posts have provided some new ideas that will have you enthusiastically accepting that next party invitation. I’m moving on to tackle a new theme next week but before I whisk my way into a food-filled weekend (it is Thanksgiving here in Canada), I’d like to leave you with a little take-away.
I blame this recipe on the fact that I will never outgrow my love of goodie bags. There is something about leaving an amazing event carrying a sweet surprise that just makes me smile. Later, when you open up the package to peek inside you think “oh how thoughtful!”, or at least I do. It doesn’t seem to matter to me what the little gift is – give me a handful of almonds tied with a bow and I’ll be over the moon. I just love the act of sharing something special with my friends that will extend our enjoyable evening and make them feel loved.

This simple take-away truffle (or sweet raw ball – but truffle sound better so I’m sticking with it) is filled with delicious, health-promoting ingredients. Nothing says love like sharing a delicious wellness bomb, am I right? Pack up a pair for each guest, add a bow and a tag with the recipe.

Almond Ginger Truffles
½ cup almonds
¼ cup almond butter
¼ cup pecans or walnuts
½ tsp ground ginger (dried)
½ cup of dates, pitted
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut or sesame seeds

1. In a food processor combine the nuts and ground ginger. Pulse into a fine meal.
2. Add the almond butter and the dates and pulse until well combined.
3. Roll into 1 inch balls.
4. Add the sesame seeds or shredded coconut into a small bowl.
5. Roll each ball in the bowl to coat with sesame seeds or coconut.

If you become known as the lady who hands out truffles after a party – you’ll never need to chase down RSVPs again. If you don’t have any party plans in the near future – make a batch of truffles and share them at work, at yoga, at the dog park, etc. – pretty soon your social calendar will be packed.


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