Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Truffles are a wonderful way to mix natural whole food ingredients for a healthier dessert.  In this recipe, I used roasted, salted peanuts, but raw nuts have healthier fats if you have access to them.  My favorite local raw cacao powder is HolyKakow.  Dagoba produces a quality, great tasting powder as well. 


Ingredients:


2 1/4 cups peanuts, divided
1/2 cup raw honey or agave nectar
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
2 tbsp natural peanut butter, creamy and salted
 
Variation:  Reduce agave/honey to 1/3 cup and cacao powder to 1/4 cup to make the peanut taste stand out.


Directions:


Grind 1/4 cup of the peanuts in food processor with blade attachment just until there are no large pieces.  Pour into a separate bowl and set aside.  Place two cups peanuts in food processor and process until there are no big pieces.  Add cacao powder and mix.  Add honey or agave and peanut butter and mix well.  Place mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to make it easier to work with.   Form mixture into small balls, about the size of a walnut.  Use a melon baller if you would like a uniform size.  Roll the balls between your palms until smooth, and set aside until all are shaped.  Sprinkle with ground peanuts and serve.  Refrigerate left overs in sealed container.  Makes 18 truffles.  Source:  www.foodsensitivityjournal.com


This recipe is linked to: She Let Them Eat Cake for the "12 days of gluten free Christmas cookies" event,  Simply Sugar and Gluten Free for Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for Tasty Tuesday, At the Well for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday,  A Moderate Life for Hearth and Sole Hop, and the Food Renegade for Fight Back Friday.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I love this recipe. And your picture's perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with the 12 Days of Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie event. I wish I had a prize for the first one to link up :)

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  2. If I weren't out of peanut butter, I'd be in the kitchen right now making these!

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  3. Its always SO fun finding another Blogger pumping out Gluten and Dairy Free Recipes! :) You have some fantastic recipes on here! Glad I found you.

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  4. Thank you Brittany! I look forward to checking out your recipes, too!

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  5. Your truffles look really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    I'd love for you to stop by my blog on Thursday for my Christmas Recipe Party!

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  6. Thank you Jerri! I will definitely check it out!

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  7. Delightful truffles: home made!!

    Great to give as a lovely present, a real tasty food gift!

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  8. Thank you Sophie! They are so easy to make, too.

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  9. Oh my, these look FABULOUS! I could easily pop a few too many in my mouth if they were in front of me. So delicious, thanks for sharing them w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

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  10. Ah! I linked over from Tasty Tuesday and I'm so glad I found your blog! I have a son who is dairy and gluten free. I'm always looking for new recipes.

    http://nurturedfamilylife.blogpsot.com

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  11. Thanks for the opportunity Heather! I enjoy your blog! Lisa - always looking for other parents who are headed down the GFCF path with their kids. I'll be sure to check out your recipes!

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