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Valentine's Day Cacao + Coconut Truffles

(As featured on Self Magazine) 

"Right as winter is rearing its ugly head, there’s no better time than February to spread the love a teensy bit more than usual. That means you schedule that #SELFIndulge facial, whip up tasty treats for your friends or give something sweet to, y'know, your Valentine. 

Today, I give you 'Love' Truffles from the fabulous, foodie minds of Whitney Tingle and Danielle Duboise’s Sakara Life, which delivers healthy food straight to your doorstep. These wonder bites combine healthy ingredient—from coconut flakes to dates, figs and cacao—into a decadent dessert option you can feel good about.

So, the next time you’re in need of a little February (or anytime) pick-me-up, refer straight to this recipe."


  • 1 cup dried figs
  • 1/2 cups dried dates
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Himalayan salt
  • ¼ cup organic raw honey
  • ¼ cup organic hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup organic coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup organic raw cacao powder



    In a high speed blender, blend together dates, figs, coconut, walnuts, hemp, honey, cacao, and salt. Blend thoroughly until the batter comes together. Mix together coconut sugar and cacao and roll balls in powder. Makes: 25 balls

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