Valentine Chocolate Truffles | #MealsThatHeal
12 Feb

Valentine Chocolate Truffles

February is a cold and snowy month for most of the North Hemisphere. It is important for us to crank up our internal heat and taste some great aphrodisiacs this Valentines Day to really get us in the mood. An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire! Share this recipe with friends to lift the mood everywhere you go. This recipe freezes really well so make it once and enjoy it all month… unless you can’t resist enjoying them often!

Raw chocolate has twice as many antioxidants as processed chocolate so for this recipe look for it in your local health food store along with ashwagandha, an herb that has been shown to increase sexual organ health in both men and women. Look for a hormone balancing raw nut butter choice, such as hemp, almond or hazelnut.
Note: If you are making these for children, omit the ashwagandha. 
1/3 cup         coconut butter, softened
3 tbsp           raw cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup      unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
1/3 cup         raw honey
1/2 cup         pumpkin seed butter (other nut butters work too)
2 tbsp           ashwagandha powder
2 tsp             cinnamon
1 tsp             ginger powder
1/4 tsp          unrefined sea sal
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Slowly add in the butters and honey. Blend well. 
2. Form into 1 inch balls and roll in remaining ¼ cup of shredded coconut.  Place in the freezer to set. Store in a cool place.
Makes 20 balls.