Recipes: Tahini Rose Truffles
There’s a reason chocolate is synonymous with love. Cacao, the plant that forms your favorite treats, has naturally occurring compounds called “Anandamides” that trigger neurotransmitters in the brain to create a state of euphoria. In Sanskrit, the root word “Ananda” means bliss – so quite literally, chocolate can curate an experience of love and bliss in the body and mind. These healthy chocolate truffles are made from mineral-rich tahini and natural sweeteners, finished with a subtle kiss of rosewater to complete each blissful bite. Here’s a little prelude recipe to your weekend of love…more to come tomorrow in this two part series! Stay tuned…
TAHINI ROSE TRUFFLES
10 soft dates, pitted
1 tbsp rosewater
2 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup tahini
½ cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
¼ tsp sea salt
In a food processor, first combine the pitted dates and rosewater. Process until dates are broken down into a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until a ball of dough forms. Use your hands to roll into 1-inch round truffles. Dip each truffle into cacao powder to finish. Store in the fridge until ready to enjoy.
Makes 18-20 truffles
Tahini and chocolate – a match made in heaven! 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day, Claire!
These are divine! I couldn’t find any rosewater on island so swapped it for a tablespoon of strong decaffeinated coffee – it plays very nicely together with the cardamom. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!
Ooh I’d love to try these with that coffee combo!
these look and sound so good! do you use raw or roasted tahini? xxx
Hi Hannah! Both raw or roasted would work just fine in this recipe. I’ve also subbed it for almond butter before and that works wonderfully as well.
Any tips on making rosewater?
So…not sure if I’m behind the curve, but when you say “add the rest of ingredients@ does this include the cacao powder and then you also dip them in additional cacao powder?