Now here's a truffle you can feel good about!
Chocolate was recently written up in a medical publication as a 3,000 year old wonder drug! Good for your heart, your mood, and eaten in moderation, perhaps even your waistline, chocolate may trigger the release of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of relaxation and pleasure.
Vital Fire TrufflesPrint Recipe
- Small saucepan
- Glass bowl
- Melon scoop
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter cut into small pieces (or coconut butter)IMG_0996
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy cream or coconut milk
- 2 tbsp maca powder
- 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
- Dash cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Finely chopped walnuts optional
- Put the cream or coconut milk into a small saucepan and heat just until you see tiny bubble along the edges of the pan.
- Turn off the heat, and gently stir in the chocolate and the butter until smooth and creamy.
- If needed, turn the heat on again briefly, but do not bring to a simmer.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the maca powder and whichever spices you desire. You may also leave plain if preferred.
- Pour the entire mixture into a glass bowl, and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours, or until solid.
- Using a melon scoop, make small balls out of the chocolate mix, which you will then roll in your hands to smooth out. Keeping your hands cool by periodically running them under cold water will keep the truffles from being melty and sticking to your hands.
- Roll each truffle in either cocoa powder or chopped walnuts, per your preference.Truffles should be stored in the fridge until eating.