Dried Cherry Chocolate Truffles

by Susan on February 3, 2009

I have a sweet tooth. It can be the bane of my existence! When my daughters were younger, I used to bake sheets and sheets of cookies and bars. Great for the taste buds, horrible for the waistline and diet. I love to experiment with recipes and made at least 20 different chocolate chip cookie recipes, constantly refining them until I came up with what I thought was the best.

Now, my body gets very crabby when I eat those same chocolate chip cookies. I actually feel horrible.

Dried Cherry Chocolate Truffles

1 C Almond Butter

1/2 C Cacao Powder

1/4 C Raw Organic Agave

30 Dried Cherries

Mix all ingredients except cherries in food processor. Form a disk, place dried cherry in the middle and wrap disk around the cherry. Roll into ball. Refrigerate.

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wind4me February 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm

When can I order some????

rawloulou February 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

These sound and look Lush!!

Charis February 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

This sounds great! I’ll have to make them sometime soon! Love your blog, it’s beautiful!

Lauren February 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Hey! Great blog! I am so glad I found it. Everything you post looks so amazing!

Brenda August 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

These look amazing! When you say mix all ingredients in the blender and then go on to say wrap disk around the dried cherry do you mean these to be extra cherries or do we not mix the cherries into the other 3 ingredients?

Susan August 2, 2009 at 10:54 am

Ah! I should rewrite that! All ingredients except the dried cherries…you use those as the filling. Thanks!

Nadia September 19, 2009 at 1:25 pm

These are really tasty, and knowing that they are raw just makes them so much better!
Thank you for the wonderful recipes!

stephchows September 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm

WOW! What a fabulous idea! Any clue how long they would be good for? I’m totally going to make a huge batch to give with christmas gifts :)

Susan September 23, 2009 at 2:08 pm

They do last quite a while in the fridge. I have not tried freezing them. I am not sure they would last until Christmas… :-)


stephchows September 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

LOL I didn’t mean I’d make them now for christmas :) hehe I was just wondering if I made them and put them in little packages if they would last a few days packaged up :D

Becky Jean January 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Oh me oh my. These were divine. My sister freaked out when she tried them. They made her do the yummy dance. So good.

Rebekah February 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

I’m so glad I found your site. Thanks for the posts!

Michael June 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

These recipes are awesome. I’m transitioning from being a vegetarian to a vegan, and, to put it mildly, it’s been rough. I miss dairy…a lot. :( But I’m hanging in there. Hopefully some new dishes will inspire me.

michael May 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

1/2 C Cacao Powder

I have read a lot of differing opinion on what this is….is the hersey’s cocoa powder ok…how militant(strict) does it have to be with the cacao powder because in the drying of the bean temps often reach over 110 degrees because its dried on black material

Susan May 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

The Cacao powder I use is http://www.navitasnaturals.com/products/cacao/cacao-powder.html It is dried at low temperatures to maintain the maximum nutrient values. Cacao is different than Hershey’s Coco. Very different.

lynntofu May 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

About how many truffles do these make? They look good!

Claire November 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm

These chocolate treats go great with red wine

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