Friday, February 13, 2015

Aphrodisiac Truffles

I saw this recipe on Aviva's Kitchen. I love reading her blog. She is a Doctor and is the mother of four grown children, a Yale-trained physician specializing in integrative medicine for women and children, a midwife and an herbalist. She gave the recipe for these "Vital Fire Truffles - a hot little aphrodisiac recipe made with the nourishing adaptogen herb "Maca". 
You can click here to read the entire article/recipe on her blog. 
*I will substitute carob for the chocolate/cocoa. 

1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces  (or coconut butter)
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (or 8 ounces carob)
1/4 cup heavy cream (or coconut milk)
2 T maca powder
1/8 t cardamom powder
Dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or carob powder)

Finely chopped walnuts (optional)

Put the cream or coconut milk into a small saucepan and heat just until you see tiny bubble along the edges of the pan. Turn off the heat,and gently stir in the chocolate or carob and the butter until smooth and creamy. If needed, turn the heat on again briefly, but do not bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and stir in the maca powder and whichever spices you desire. You may also leave plain if preferred.

Pour the entire mixture into a glass bowl, and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours, or until solid.

Using a melon scoop, make small balls out of the chocolate mix, which you will then roll in your hands to smooth out. Keeping your hands cool by periodically running them under cold water will keep the truffles from being melty and sticking to your hands.

Roll each truffle in either cocoa powder or carob powder or chopped walnuts, per your preference.Truffles should be stored in the fridge until eating.

Makes 20 truffles.

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