Look for date syrup (which we love) in the syrup and honey section of the supermarket.
These little raw truffles are a revelation, and if you have a relatively stocked pantry, you probably already have all the ingredients. If you don’t have stevia, add a little more date syrup or agave nectar, and if you don’t have chia seeds, skip them or roll these babies in hemp seeds or shredded coconut instead.
1/2 cup raw cacao or unsweetened dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 tablespoons date syrup or agave nectar
2 tablespoons coconut oil, plus more as needed
2 pinches of maldon or other sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 drops of liquid stevia
6 tablespoons chia seeds
1. Combine the cacao, date syrup, coconut oil, salt, vanilla, and stevia in a medium bowl and use your hands to work it into a smooth mixture, adding a bit more coconut oil if needed.
2. Pour the chia seeds into a shallow dish. Form the cacao mixture into 16 balls and roll each one in the chia seeds. Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.