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Dark Chocolate & Date Truffles

Adapted from Natural Solutions

Makes 24 truffles

Ingredients
1 bag or bar of dark chocolate (12 oz)
1 2/3 cups NOW Real Food® Certified Organic Cashews*
8 oz dates, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Zest of 1/2 of an orange
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  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler until just melted.
  2. Meanwhile, blend 2/3 cups cashews with 2/3 cups water in blender on high for 30 seconds. Chop remaining cashews and set aside.
  3. Fold together melted chocolate, cashew mixture, dates, sea salt, and orange zest.
  4. Refrigerate until firm, approximately 45 minutes.
  5. Roll 3/4-inch balls in hands and then in chopped cashews.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Note: Truffles will keep in freezer up to 1 month.)

Nutrition info per truffle:
105 calories
5 g fat
3 g saturated fat
1 mg cholesterol
1 g protein
15 g carbohydrates
1.5 g fiber
5 mg sodium

*NOW items available at your local health food store