These balls differ to previous ones I've made by virtue of using pecans (in my view one of the most decadent and delicious nuts out there), raisins instead of dates (which I think give a more truffle-like texture), and both cacao powder and cacao nibs. They're easy to make and very pleasing to eat.
Pecans are a rather expensive nut so if you prefer, you could substitute almonds or walnuts for half of the nut quantity. However, I recommend keeping at least 1/2 cup of pecans because they really do make these truffles a little more special.
Cacao pecan truffle balls
Easy, delicious and beautifully chocolatey
Makes about 20 balls
Food processor required
Author: Bite-sized thoughts
1 cup pecan nuts
1 cup raisins / sultanas
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp cacao nibs
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture is smooth and clumping together.
Roll dessertspoons of the mixture between your hands to form individual truffle balls. The balls can be eaten straight away but are best after an hour or so in the fridge.
Submitted to Healthy Vegan Fridays.
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