Rich and luxe, these naturally-sweetened truffles boast a brownie-like center with an indulgent chocolate shell—both of which are enhanced with Lazarus Naturals’ delicious CBD coconut oil. Note: Each serving (2 truffles) contains approximately 29 mg CBD.
Makes 2 dozen / 12 servings
- 2/3 packed cup Medjool dates, pits removed (about 11-12 large dates)
- ½ cup roasted smooth almond butter
- 2/3 cup cacao powder
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Lazarus Naturals CBD Coconut Oil, divided
- 4 ounces dark chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate (use your favorite variety)
- Unsweetened shredded coconut, for garnish
Line a large plate with parchment or wax paper.
To a food processor, add the dates, almond butter, cacao powder, salt, and 2 tablespoons of Lazarus Naturals CBD Coconut Oil. Process the mixture into a thick paste (you may have to stop the machine once or twice to scrape down the sides to ensure all the ingredients are incorporated evenly).
A tablespoon at a time, roll the soft mixture into balls, and place onto the parchment-lined plate. Freeze for 30 minutes to chill the balls and help them partially solidify.
Once the balls are chilled, gently melt the chocolate in a small bowl using either a double boiler on the stove, or a microwave. Stir in the remaining teaspoon of Lazarus Naturals CBD Coconut Oil into the melted chocolate.
One at a time, roll the chilled brownie balls in the molten chocolate, using a fork to spin them around. Balance the balls on the prongs of the fork to allow any excess chocolate to drip away, then returning them to the plate, and add a pinch of shredded coconut to their crown for garnish. Once all the balls are coated, refrigerate until the chocolate has fully solidified—about 20 minutes. (Alternatively, if it’s a cool day, the truffles can simply rest at room temperature for about an hour or two to allow the chocolate to naturally set.)
Truffles can be served at room temperature, but are best stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container, where they will keep for about 4 weeks.