The Truffle Shuffle.

Let’s kick off the week leading up to Valentine’s Day with a little love talk.
Let’s talk about things I love. Oh, just to let you know, it’s also my birthday week so I get to talk about whatever I want…qualified or not 🙂 So, numero uno(s). I love God and my family, obviously. You see my love for my family on a daily basis here on the blog. I definitely have a “can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, World Series, kind of stuff” relationship with them. It’s solid.

 Completely random fact. I absolutely love hilarious movies. You know the ones that make you laugh so hard that your insides hurt? Yep. It all starts with the movie The Goonies. I swear Chunk is my alter ego. I mean, the kid knows his food. Plus, the Fratelli family? I mean, that is totally my family, only with the extra-super-sized criminal background. No biggie 🙂

The first time I saw the Goonies I couldn’t get Chunk’s pudgy belly dance referred to as “the truffle shuffle” out of my head. Obviously, it makes since, right? He’s a little hefty…probably from eating truffles, right? Coincidence? Maybe. Anyways, he does a pretty good truffle shuffle. Let me show you my truffle shuffle.

No, it’s not actually a real dance. 
This dance begins with peanuts.

Because I can’t live without em’. 

Then we add some cacao powder. This stuff is intensely cacao-ish.

Whatever that means.

We are testing our raw recipe skills here.

Your special someone will not be able to tell the difference.

I’m dead serious.

I’m pretty sure that if I was dating that special guy, I would make him some of these.

Hopefully, when that guy comes along he doesn’t take advantage of all this baking and cooking going on.

Who am I kidding?

I mean, my family members are pretty much spoiled so

you can do the math 🙂

You should probably make these for that little love holiday coming up. Just saying. 

Raw Salted Cacao Peanut Truffles (GF/V) recipe adapted from Oh, Ladycakes:
2 c. raw, unsalted, peanuts
1/4 c. raw organic cacao powder (you can also use cocoa powder, plus more for dusting)
1/2 t. fine sea salt
12 pitted Medjool dates, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes (reserve the date water)
6 T. of date water
1. In a food processor, process the peanuts, cacao, and salt on high until you reach a fine meal.
2. Add the dates and pulse until combined. 
3. Add the date water and pulse until a dough begins to form. 
4. Place the dough in a large mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for 30 minutes, or until set. 
5. Remove the dough from the freezer, and using a cookie scoop, roll the dough into teaspoon sized round balls. 
6. Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly dust each ball with a hint of cacao (the cacao is very strong so a little goes a long way).
7. Store in the freezer in plastic containers. Enjoy at room temperature.
Makes 25 truffles.


  1. They look delicious! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! And, that special guy would KNOW how special he was ’cause it’s rare to find a good woman who will cook and enjoy it!!

  2. I love the title of this post, so cute! Also, I could eat about 45 dozen of these.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How are these paleo? Legumes,and cocoa powder?

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