Oh my lord, these are so amazing.
These Pecan Salted Caramel Truffles totally taste like lollies! I came across a Nakd food bar in my supermarket last month and the only ingredients were dates and cashews. It was so delicious and so caramely, it inspired me to add some more of my favourite ingredients and make these truffles. Well, they are sort of a bliss ball, but taste a bit more decadent so I called them a truffle.
Hope you like them as much as we do!
Pecan Salted Caramel Truffles
Vital Stats: gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, vegan, egg free, paleo
This is what you need:
1 cup organic cashews
1 cup organic medjool dates (or you can use dried dates, just soak in hot water and drain well)
1/2 cup organic pecans
1/8 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (or a tad more if you like it salty)
1/2 scraped organic vanilla pod (or any sort of vanilla you have)
You can get all of these yummy whole food ingredients from Bulk Whole Foods.
This is how to do it:
Take the pits out of the dates (important!) Throw them into a strong food processor or thermomix with the cashews, salt and vanilla and blend until they just start to come together in a ball. Be careful – if you overprocess, they will go weird and shed oil.
Now add in the pecans and just pulse until they are chopped up a little. I like to see the pecan bits still in there. Roll into small balls and pop in the fridge or freezer to store. But I can tell you now they taste good straight up!
Please let me know if you try the Pecan Salted Caramel Truffles and what you thought!