Valentine’s Day. I’m not all that into it. I’d rather have flowers on a random day of the week than over-priced roses on a day that we’re told they should be given. For the extortionate price imagine what sort of beautiful bunch you could get on a random Tuesday? Yes, ok so it kind of comes down to the fact that I like getting a lot for my (Will’s in this case) money.
Chocolate? Oh I’ll take that any day of the week too. But what about roses and chocolate combined? Combined in a delicious, rich and smooth, sweet ball. Edible ball. Ball you eat. Bliss ball. Hmm, how can I put it so it doesn’t sound so risqué when you’re talking balls and Valentine’s Day? Protein ball? Nope still got a hint of it. What about raw truffles? There we go – chocolate, almond and rosewater raw truffles.
That’s what this post is about. I wish I’d thought of that before I titled the photo. Oh well, it might attract some people who wouldn’t usually be into a raw chocolate, almond and rosewater truffles right? If you really want to go all out though, I suggest making a tower of them to present to your love.
You will need to purchase some of the aforementioned extortionate roses or give your beloved a voucher for a Valentine’s treat the following day and buy them when they’re on sale? Is that really cheap? Anyway, you will need:
- roses or some other form of pretty flowers
- a piece of cardboard rolled into a cone roughly 12cm (5”) and
- at least two batches of raw truffles
- toothpicks – I cheated and stuck a lot of toothpicks in to hold them all in place
Place the cone on a serving tray/platter/plate then start piling up the balls and inserting toothpicks wherever you need to to keep the balls in place. Snip the roses off the stems leaving a little bit in place to insert then decorate the tower, placing them in all the gaps.
To keep the very top ball in place, stick a toothpick in it and then poke it through the top.
Present to your beloved and watch them feel loved. Enjoy!
What about you? What would you call these?
- 80g (2.8oz) almonds
- 22 dried dates
- 1 tsp rosewater essence
- 60g (3/4 c) oats
- 5 tbsp cacao
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- A pinch of salt
- Extra cacao for rolling (if desired although it does sort of get absorbed into the ball)
- Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a thermomix or food processor and process until it comes together.
- Using a tablespoon of mixture at a time, roll into balls.
- Refrigerate until serving.