Easy, quick, just a handful of whole-food ingredients. That sums up my cooking these days. But that’s okay, because when the kiddo comes home from school ravenous and needs a snack NOW, these coco-nutty truffles are just the thing. You can use any nut butter. His favorite is, of course, peanut butter.
I have not tried these with the finely shredded coconut – only with the flaked variety. If you use finely shredded, you may have to adjust proportions.
The raw cacao is optional, and a more grown-up taste. If you’re not using it, be sure to chill the “dough” before rolling it. It will be a little less sticky that way.
1/4 cup nut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup (64 g) blanched almond flour
1 cup (65 g) flaked unsweetened coconut
3-4 T. raw cacao powder (optional)
Pinch salt (if your nut butter is unsalted – optional)
Mix nut butter and maple syrup until well combined. Stir in the almond flour, coconut and salt (if using). Chill dough. Scoop out tablespoon-size chunks and roll into balls. Optionally roll the balls in raw cacao. Keep in fridge.
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Awesome, Deanna! If we weren’t heading out the door to go camping, I’d make these immediately. Seriously. Will look forward to them when I get back. Thanks, dear!
Aw, they’d be perfect camping food, too! Enjoy your trip!
My friend Shirley @ gfe just posted on facebook about these. I immediately went into my kitchen and made them. Super easy and delicious!! Check out my blog about them at http://www.realfoodgeek.com.
yhey look great i will make them tomorow
I love making recipes just like this one Deanna! I swear, I love everything that you make.
Aw, thanks, Alisa. 🙂
Later this week I’ll have vegan grain-free banana chocolate chip muffins. More ingredients, but just as yummy. 🙂
Thanks for this idea!!! I’m shopping the ingredients tonight & making these tomorrow night. Can’t wait! This looks good for the family as well as to make for gifts! Yay!
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Sweetgoodness! These look uh-maaaazing! “Pinned” to my Raw Food board and my Ballin’ Balls board 😛 Can’t wait to make a batch (or two..or three)..
Thanks so much for the kind words, Maria. 🙂