Chocolate Cranberry Truffles
For this recipe, you don't necessarily need a bar of chocolate or chocolate chips, you can use cocoa powder and coconut oil and maple syrup or another liquid sweetener. I made these twice and used different versions of chocolate each time.
1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted
4 tbsp of cocoa powder
4 tbsp of maple syrup
3/4 cup of dried cranberries
2 pinches of Himalayan sea salt
3 tbsp of cocoa powder (set aside)
You can also use 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, melted and the coconut oil. Since the chocolate chips will already be sweetened, you won't need the maple syrup.
Melt the coconut oil in a small pot and add the cranberries, cocoa powder, sea salt and maple syrup to your food processor. Turn the processor on high, take the coconut oil off the heat and slowly pour into your food processor. The mixture will become a thick, oily, chocolately mess. Blend completely. Scoop the mixture out and roll into small bites. Freeze for about 45 minutes then roll the bites in the cocoa powder to coat the bite in chocolate. Press the cocoa into the bite, rolling it into a tighter ball and freeze or refrigerate again. If you are ready to bite into them, now is the time! After freezing/refrigeration, the bite will be super chewy: this is the intended end result! I prefer keeping these bites in the freezer.
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