Genevievemarie's chocolate-mint truffles have all the qualities raw truffles aspire to: texture dense enough to sink your teeth into, the right amount of sweetness (these little guys fit firmly in the dessert category), and the ideal balance of chocolate and mint. So often mint-flavored confections draw herbal intensity from processed mint flavoring or extract. Here, fresh mint is given a chance to shine and runs with it. Expect a fudgy "candy" with a little crunch from finely chopped nuts, and just the right amount of moisture. Note: If you don't have a mini cookie scoop, use two teaspoons to drop truffles onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Allow the truffles to firm up in the fridge for 5 minutes, then roll briefly between your palms to create smooth balls.
A healthy, raw dessert treat, these little gems are quick and simple to make. The perfect duo of mint and chocolate are complimented by the crunch of almond and hint of sea salt. Indulge in this fresh burst of summer flavor!