Friday, 4 April 2014

RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES IN 5 MINUTES


That's right, folks. Five minutes from now you could be holding a plate of ultra good-for-you vegan chocolate truffles... and you don't even need any equipment besides a knife and two hands. I apologize if you don't have two hands, but I have faith you can make it work. I mean, you've come this far... you're probably way more able-bodied than me with two hands. 

The only ingredients in these bad boys (I just gave truffles a gender, didn't I) are dates, hemp seeds and cacao powder. Actually, I used carob powder today but it's really up to you. Whatever floats your boat, as they say. Or in this case, whatever flavours your truffle. All you have to do is chop everything up and mash it together; it doesn't get much simpler or delicious. Although having said that, I ate mine with spoonfuls of Artisana coconut butter and WOW heaven was reached. I am talking divine kingdom entry happening in my mouth. Another pairing suggestion? Banana. Mmm... banana... If ya don't got no coco butter or nanners, don't sweat it bro. These are amazing all by themselves. 

In case you hadn't noticed (quite likely), I've been making some changes around here! I added some new photos of my face to my "About Me" page, changed the blog's header image, page text font and updated all my pages a little bit (tweaked a few sentences, added newer photos, ya know). I hope you like the adaptions. I'm here to serve and please you, so think of me as your raw food genie. As in: my wish is your command. Hmm... is this getting kinky? Or is that just my wishful thinking... maybe the latter, hopefully the former. 


Making, photographing and posting this recipe was a much-desired break from my weirdly hectic day. When I say weirdly hectic, I mean I feel like I'm kinda stressed out but I really have no need to be. Yes, I have final exams and a group presentation coming up that I need to prepare for, but I'll be fine; I know what I need to know. Yes, I need to finish my taxes which is hella tedious, but again; it's not that big a deal and they WILL get done. Tonight. Yes, the manuscript for my second book is due in a few weeks, but yet once more; I am on schedule and shouldn't have an issue wrapping it up. I'm pretty proud of it at this point, and it's still in the rough draft phase! So ya see - I've got all these little things that are unfinished thus they give me this unsettled feeling... but I don't have to and shouldn't feel this way! I need to take a breather and remind myself that ALL IS WELL. Writing this out helps a bunch. Thanks for reading my rambling road of cognitions. On to truffles, shall we venture? 


 RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES IN 5 MINUTES 

1 cup medjool dates
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder or carob powder

Pit the dates and cut them up into tiny gooey pieces, mash them together with the cacao or carob powder and hemp seeds until it all sticks together. Roll the mixture into truffles then coat with whatever you like - I kept it simple and used more carob powder. For extra 'umph' - what is that word... really - throw in some Himalayan salt, vanilla, ginger, chili or cinnamon! 

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27 comments:

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Quick stuff like this is the best! Such a yummy snack!

vanessa said...

OMG I am going to make these right now - literally! Gonna add some maca and Maldon salt 'cause you know that's how I roll ;)

Anonymous said...

Hippy Mom, WOW you made changes everything looks nice and your GORGEOUS picture of yourself, you look like a MILF. Yep Im a freaky girl, Well all make your chocolate balls later, and you look good once again, one love...

Allie said...

deeee-lish! And I'm lovin' the new digs around here :)

Kari said...

These look amazing - and I love that there's no food processing step! Much as I love my food processor, cleaning it isn't always as fun.

Rachel said...

Emily you are beautiful, your new pictures are so glowing and almost.. angelic! I am glad you kept the old ones around too though because I think they showcase your personality a bit more. You are such an inspiration to me, I've been reading your blog for about a year now and have made many delicious treats for friends and family and myself (mostly self om nom nom). I even bought your book and it is GLORIOUS.

Not only have you inspired me food-wise, but your mentality is so refreshing and reminds me that it's okay to be myself.

Keep being awesome.

Fruit Based Athlete said...

Amazing photography! You brought a simple raw recipe to life with the pictures! =)

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Love these! Raw truffles are just blissful.

I know how you feel - even when I've organised all my tasks and deadlines to the max and I'm on top of things I still worry. My sleep's been affected by it lately. As Dori says, 'Just keep swimming!'

The Vegan Nigerian said...

Dates...chocolate..what's not to love! :)

Gabby @ the veggie nook said...

Can't go wrong with those ingredients Em! Looks awesome, sure to satisfy any chocolate craving!

Lindsay said...

A second book? HOLY shit, I can't wait! I bought your first book and my boyfriend loves it! (he's not a vegan yet but I think you're changing that hehehe - Oh and I love it too DUH) Oh maybe a good thing to know your book went international (I'm from Belgium). I also shared your blog at mine... it's written in Dutch but yeah, just wanted to let you know you have my full support and all that. You're awesome!

Anonymous said...

If I have flax and chia do I need hemp too? I'm still sort of new to superfoods, but it seems like they overlap a bit.

Anonymous said...

LOOKS GOOD BUT I HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR NUTRITIONAL YEAST AND MUSHROOM POWDERS I CANNOT FIND A STORE THAT HAS EVRYTHING TOGETHER AND THAT I WONT HAVE TO TAKE A LOAN OUT FOR ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - nutritional yeast you should be able to find for pretty affordable prices at health food... but medicinal mushroom is gonna be a bit pricier, I'd recommend buying online.

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - yes either of those will work :D I'd recommend chia.

Sally Ann Webb said...

Emily... I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful recipes, many of which I have enjoyed. Your talent in putting these recipes together amaze me. I have your book coming to me now from Amazon UK to me here in Spain and can't wait to try more and will definitely be giving these gorgeous delights a go too.
By the way love the new look website :)

Yoann Yoyo said...

Hello Emily, and thanks again for your fantastic blog =). I wondered if you had heard about the bulletproof diet, which ranks all kinds of food and cooking style from good to toxic. The list of the good things is quite short in the end, but i am sure you would create wonders even from this ^^. There seem to be some good scientific basis behind, but i can't honestly verify. I thought you would be interested anyway =). Have a greaaaaat sunday !
http://www.bulletproofexec.com/the-complete-illustrated-one-page-bulletproof-diet/

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Anonymous said...

What is maca for? I was told it was a libido enhancer.

Lisa | Je suis alimentageuse said...

Mmmm so simple and delicious! Love the idea of adding ginger =)

Kelsey M said...

I love the simplicity! I've made raw brownies with walnuts. I've never tried to make a version with hemp seeds-yum!

Emily von Euw said...

@Anon - maca is a libido enhancer ;) it's also a lot of other great things!

Joanne said...

wow! Is it really that easy? I've never made any raw desserts yet. But I may have to give this a try because it only has 3 ingredients, which I think is SO awesome. 2 of them are already in my pantry! woohooo! Thanks for sharing this.

Beatriz Valverde said...

Hi Emy!
I´m from Spain and I´ve found you ´cause I bought your book by Amazon.
I love all these recipes!! And with chocolate much more!!!
I eat cooked food too, but nothing of meat, so that´s why I look for raw vegan recipes too. (Sorry for my english) :-)
I have a blog site too, but it´s just a month old...
I am very glad to find you and thank you for sharing!!!

Manal Reissman said...

I love that first paragraph on that truffle page! Did you ever think of doing stand-up? Love the blog, the sense of humor, the whole raw deal!

Anonymous said...

This recipe looks delicious. Thanks.
I was looking for more, then like everyone else you have become sweets recipes. I don't want to eat raw sweets I get tired of sites that do this.

Terp said...

...finally tried these yesterday; they complete me. :)

The sugar in dates (albeit natural sugar) is off the charts, so I plan to use these little balls of goodness the stave off cravings when they arise.

Many thanks!

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