This is a great healthy recipe with a distinct Middle Eastern flair. While great during the holiday season, they are good at any time of year for a special event of a DIY project with kids. This is a delightful treat that you feel healthier for eating. You can also customize them and make your own chocolate box by mixing powdered sugar with many superfoods like raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, panela sugarcane, and blackberry for truly unique truffles. You can even create your own secret family recipe by replacing the nuts or adding chipped up ingredients like bits of toffee, puffed cereal, nougat, rose sugar, cookie crumbs, and edible flowers.
Rose hips are packed with vitamin C. They have a higher content of this vitamin than citrus fruits while also having anti-inflammatory properties. Most vitamin C supplements are made from rose hips. Consuming rose hips powder allows you to digest it more evenly as opposed to a pill that deposits on one side of your stomach and can cause an ulcer.
- 3/4 cup raw cashew nuts
- 3/4 cup dried unsulphured apricots
- 4 tablespoons rose hips powder
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Rolling mixture:
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon rose hips powder
Preparation & Cooking Instructions
- Begin with blending the nuts in a food processor until finely chopped.
- Add the rest of the remaining ingredients to the processor. Keep on pulse 1 minute or when a ball-like form is created.
- Remove blades from the food processor then set the mixture in the fridge to cool for 10 minutes.
- Take the mixture out of the refrigerator then start rolling them into 15-20 small truffle balls. Remember to roll the balls on the rolling mixture.
- Put the balls on a tray and set them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until ready to serve.