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Recipe | Nut-Free Chocolate Truffles

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We LOVE these bite-sized delicious + healthy truffles by Lauren of hotforfood blog! Julie got to try them during a retreat that Lauren catered last summer, and she's been obsessing over them ever since! They are super easy to make and surprisingly filling. These snacks are great to take anywhere with you - especially to gatherings, since they are common - allergen friendly. They are quick, simple and convenient to make - requiring only a handful of ingredients, and the clean up is seamless. If you make these, and we highly recommend that you do, let us know how you like them in the comments!

Ingredients (makes 42 x 1" truffles)

24 medjool dates

1 C sunbutter sunflower spread

1/4 C maple syrup

3 tbsp raw cacao powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

2/3 C raw white sesame seeds

Place pitted medjool dates in a food processor. Run the machine until they are chopped up, but stop just before it forms a paste. Then add sunbutter, maple syrup, raw cacao powder, and sea salt and process again until it's a thick, smooth paste.

Place sesame seeds in a bowl. Form 1" balls with the date mixture with your hands and roll each ball around in the sesame seeds until well coated. Place them in an air tight container with parchment or waxed paper between layers.

They can be kept at room temperature or in the fridge. They can also be kept in the freezer and thawed in batches as you need them.

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They're Lauren and John and they're hot for food... as long as it's vegan! Together they're cooking up vegan love and bringing the increasingly popular lifestyle to food fans across the globe. They've got a knack for creating vegan versions of popular comfort foods like mac and cheese, burgers, caeser salad, and even cheesecake, bringing vegan eating into the mainstream and proving that plant based diets are far from boring.
Visit their website here: hot for food blog

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