»Rawcher« Raw Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

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As i was procrastinating by thinking about what to make/bake for Mother's Day as well as my boyfriend and I's monthly anniversary, i stumbled across the 5-ingredient "Ferreraw Rocher" truffles by Erika @loveliveraw on instagram - who by the way is the most beautiful human on earth and a huge inspiration to me. Unfortunately - or fortunately? - she didn't give any instructions or measurements on how to create her delicious looking truffles (the only instructions are to "mix dates, hazelnuts and cacao"), so i had to come up with my own. #fromscratchwithlove

So here it is!

Dates, hazelnuts and cacao - and i also added a teaspoon of Maca powder because it is supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities, and i don't mind sparking things up a bit ;)


inspired by Erika @loveliveraw 

Preparation time: 15 mins
Main ingredients: dates, hazelnuts, cacao
difficulty level: easy
makes: around 15 truffles
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, raw food, paleo


around 150g soft dates (if not soft, soak in hot water for 15 minutes)
around 100g hazelnuts
around 1 tsp of Maca powder (optional)
around 2-3 tbsp cacao powder

tigernut (chufa) meal or crushed nuts for coating


Before preparing, soak dates in warm water for about 15-30 minutes. Drain dates and in a food processor, mix dates, hazelnuts and cacao to a sticky and smooth dough. Roll balls, hide a hazelnut in each ball and chill for an hour. 

Roll the firmed balls in crushed nuts, or - as i did - in tigernut meal. Place in the refrigerator for another hour or so to harden up. 

Eat them straight away or freeze them if you want them that way.

Store in the fridge.

Instead of tigernut meal, use almond meal or shredded coconut.
Instead of raw cocoa powder, use carob powder which doesn't contain any caffeine.
Add a teaspoon of almond butter or other nut butter.

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