Thursday, August 22, 2013

Healthy raw MnM Chocolate truffle filled cookies


I am posting this recipe for one of my favourite followers.. Maxine. She is an angel, she is my biggest recipe tester and I would say she has made most of the raw vegan recipes I've blogged.

This will be a quick post today, like all of my posts!! as we are going to spend the night at a beautiful retreat in Uki. I will give you an update on it over the weekend with some pictures.. it looks amazing.

These cookies are called MnM because they contain Maca and Mesquite.

Maca: is used for balancing hormones, supporting the endocrine system (adrenals, pancreatic, pituitary and thyroid gland) energy enhancement and helps you to deal with stress. One of its biggest claims to fame is enhancing libido!

Mesquite: Not only does Mesquite lend a wonderful molasses type flavour with a hint of caramel it is a great source of protein, helps maintain a healthy insulin system therefore it is great for diabetics as it maintains a constant blood sugar for a sustained period of time. It is also rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, lysine and fibre.

So here is another raw vegan, highly nutritious cookie suitable for any time of the day. All of the ingredients are healthy and nourishing while it's disguised as a wicked chocolate cream filled cookie.


M n M choc truffle filled cookies

Makes: 4

Ingredients:

½ cup almonds
½ cup walnuts
¾ cup dates
1 tbs hemp seeds
1 tsp maca
1 tsp mesquite
¼ tsp vanilla powder and ground cinnamon
1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Preparation:

Add nut to a food processor and blend until fine then add the remaining ingredients and blend until you have firm and thick fudge dough. Press mix into a latex doughnut mould then flatten the bottom and gently press them out onto a flat plate. Pipe the chocolate truffle mixture into the centre and decorate with a hazelnut.

Chocolate truffle filling
I used this chocolate recipe

NOTE: 

Maca and mesquite are both available online here for your convenience. 

Enjoy. 

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2 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. Will sure make it.

    I bought mesquite but use it only once.

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    1. You must make them, ;-) they are quick and easy to make, it's the chocolate cream filling that's a little more work but you will be able to make a nice batch of chocolate truffles with the left overs..
      I add mesquite to our morning smoothies as well as using it in a lot of raw sweets. It adds lovely flavour.. :-)

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