I’m so, so glad that I was lucky enough to have had a Mom who taught me from such a young age about food.
I was in the kitchen as just a little girl, 4 or 5 even, helping, learning. One thing I always knew each year was that my brother was going to want a German Chocolate Cake for his birthday. Mom made a two layer, extra thick icing cake for him each year without fail. Great thing was, the rest of us all benefited from his yearly request. Me? I always requested Devil’s food for my birthday (which has since always been related to my nature.) But big brother Greg always got German Chocolate.
If you’ve never tried it or don’t know what this Coconut, Pecan & Chocolate dream come true cake, you can get the same rich flavors in my German Chocolate truffles. These little babies have all the chewy caramelie flavors of the traditional cake without the eggs, dairy or calories of a big slice of cake. Kept chilled, they make a wonderful afternoon treat that wont stick to your hips or cost an arm and a leg. For this reason, and their fancy look of a truffle, they make a wonderful Holiday gift for the best of friends and family.
And if you’re not in need of a simple, delicious food gift this year….eat ’em all yourself like I will.
This is a good time to have a husband who hates coconut. All for me!
No guilt treats that travel, store and look just peachy on display.
- 2 cups Shredded Coconut
- 1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed
- 15 Medjool Dates
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- In a food processor, combine coconut, salt and flax. Pulse until the mix is completely blended.
- Add in the dates and pulse 5 or 6 more times before adding in the maple syrup and vanilla.
- Blend the mix until a sticky dough forms on the outer edges of the bowl.
- Chill the bowl for 15 minutes to make forming the truffles balls less sticky. Scoop out spoonful size portions of dough and roll each one in both palms of your hands to form balls. Chill truffle balls again for 5 minutes before rolling each one in the cocoa powder to coat.
- Store truffles in the freezer until serving. Makes about 15 balls.
Have a great week everyone ♥
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