10-min salted caramel truffles with Maca

healthy salted caramel cashew truffles

Creamy, caramel-like truffles for your sweet tooth? Yes please. These healthy, energising bites contain superfood Maca, along with other nourishing ingredients like cashews, medjool dates and bee pollen. If you’re big on sweet and salty combinations, this recipe is sure to be a new favourite – pairing sticky dates and sea salt to create an undeniable raw salted caramel. Yum.

Whether you’re after a delicious dessert whipped up in minutes – or a healthy treat to satisfy cravings, this recipe is easy, indulging, and oh-so moreish. It’s packed with vitaminsminerals and antioxidants to fuel your day – and they make a terrific lunchbox or post-workout snack. Let’s dig in.


For the truffles

For the top


healthy salted caramel cashew truffles method

  1. Cover the cashews with warm water and set them aside to soften slightly.
  2. In a food processor, add the dates, coconut cream, vanilla, salt and maca powder. Blend on high until a caramel-like texture is reached.
  3. Drain and rinse the cashew nuts and add to a blender with the dates. Continue to blend until well incorporated – you can blend until completely smooth or stop part-way to leave a little texture.
  4. With damp hands, roll the mixture into balls and set in refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, melt dark chocolate over a double boiler and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Dip or drizzle each truffle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt and bee pollen.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Makes: approx 18 truffles | Prep time: 10 minutes

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