Here’s a healthy recipe for the holidays when you need a little splurge and sweet fix.  This chocolate truffle recipe is so easy a 5 year old can do it!  (These pics are 6 years old and this little one has grown a tad.)
This recipe is a staple in our house for the holidays.  Seriously, this recipe is fail proof.  I can get my kids to do anything for a truffle.  I keep mine in the freezer so I can always have a quick dessert bite, but they can be kept in the fridge if you don’t like them frozen.

In this recipe, I use sesame seeds, walnuts and macadamia nuts.  I have been out of all three before and have substituted sunflower seeds and cashews, really any combination works.  By the way, did you know that your body digests nuts better when soaked?  Soaking your nuts in warm water makes them easier to digest and their nutrients more easily absorbed.  While I don’t regularly soak my “snack” nuts because, let’s face it when I want a snack I want it now not tomorrow morning!
(First three ingr
edients soaked overnight, drained and rinsed.  Raisins soaked at least 1 hour, also drained)

Truffle recipe:

1/2 cup sesame seeds (I buy these from Amazon)
1/4 cup walnuts (These last forever)
1/2 cup raisins
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (This is my fave Cacao powder!)
Soak the first three ingredients overnight and the raisins at least 1 hr.
Drain and rinse nuts, seeds and raisins.
Throw everything in a food processor.  Process until smooth batter.  Roll into balls.  We like ours rolled in coconut, but you could roll in chocolate, nuts, chopped dried fruit or just leave plain.
The best thing about these little yummy balls of chocolate is that you can feel good about the ingredients!