Happy Mother’s Day from the Conscious Cleanse! Since many of us are still staying at home, we may not all be able to celebrate in person with our moms so we wanted to share an easy recipe that makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
As a mom of three boys (Jules) and a mom to a girl and one on the way (Jo), Mother’s Day is a very special day for us.
This year we are especially introspective about what this day means to us. As the world has been turned upside down, we’re more grateful than ever for our families. We realize that health is not something we can guarantee and that the simple, everyday moments are the times we will look back on most fondly as our children grow up.
Planting a tree together in the backyard, walks with our families, story time, cooking projects, bouncing on the trampoline and tickle wars fill our houses these past months. This forced pause has allowed us to have more connection at a slower pace and we want to honor that this Mother’s Day.
And we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge our own mothers who have given us the strength, patience, and perseverance to be the best moms we can be. Thank you. We love you.
While looking for other activities to turn into quality family time, we’ve been spending even more time in the kitchen and this recipe is one that we knew we wanted to share for this occasion.
We’re kind of chocolate obsessed and this chocolate-y recipe is healthy, easy and delicious. It’s also super easy to modify; you can substitute ingredients based on what you have in the house.
Our Vanilla Cherry Raw Truffles are sweetened with cherry and vanilla flavor on the inside and coated with dark chocolate on the outside, and are sure to be a major hit with the moms in your life.
A box of these yummy truffles makes a great upgrade to the traditional chocolate covered cherry cordials, which are full of added red dye and processed sugar. Pair a box of these bad boys with some flowers or a bottle of low-sugar wine, drop them off on the doorstep of the moms in your life, and you’re good to go!
We also see YOU, fellow mamas!
Why not treat yourself with a batch of these decadent truffles (you deserve it!).
They also make a fun indoor activity to do with the kiddos – rolling and shaping the truffles makes a great job for little hands.
Have a favorite Mother’s Day tradition or sweet treat? Let us know in the comments below. We love hearing your stories!
With love and cherry truffles,
Jo & Jules
Vanilla Cherry Raw Truffles
Yield: 16 truffles
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup dried unsweetened cherries
- ½ cup dates, pitted
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 9 ounces dairy free dark chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels
- 1 TB. coconut oil
- Shredded coconut, for garnish (optional)
In a food processor, process the cashews until finely ground. Add the dried cherries, dates, sea salt, and vanilla. Blend until the mixture is well combined and sticky.
Using your hands, form the mixture into 16 balls. Put balls onto a plate and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until firm.
Remove balls from the freezer. Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil into a double boiler and melt until smooth. Using a skewer or fork, dip the balls into the chocolate mixture, tapping against the side of the bowl to remove the excess.
Place truffles on a sheet of parchment paper to set. Sprinkle shredded coconut (if using) over the truffles while chocolate is still melted. Keep chilled in a covered container in the fridge. Serve chilled.
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These look delish! Can you make these without the dates?
Hi Lauren, Good question! We’ve never tried it without dates. Dates are really what keep the balls together. You could try another sticky fruit like a fig but the flavor and texture will be slightly different. If you give it a try, let us know. XO, J&J