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Janella Purcell’s Fig, Coconut and Cacao Truffles

September 1, 2014
Cacao Truffles

Nutritionist, naturopath and wholefood chef Janella Purcell is a master at developing healthy recipes that taste totally delicious. Her Fig, Coconut and Cacao Truffles are great for snacking on (sans guilt) and simple enough to whip up if you want to impress your friends without spending hours in the kitchen.

Fig, Coconut and Cacao Truffles


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Makes around 20 cacao truffles

1 cup roughly chopped dried figs
1 cup pitted and roughly chopped dates
1 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra or dusting
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2- 3/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp each extra raw cacao powder or ground walnuts, for dusting
2 tbsp Lifestream Essential Greens+


Place the dried fruit in the food processor and process to a chunky paste. Add the rest of the ingredients, leaving the oil until last. Blitz until smooth and glossy.

Roll the mixture into balls the size of a walnut, then dust in the extra cacao powder or ground walnuts.

The cacao truffles keep for months stored in an airtight container in the pantry. Chill if you like a firmer treat.

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