Thursday, March 6, 2014

Trail Mix Truffles

Trail Mix Truffles

In Germany, trail mix is called "student food". Dating back to the 18th century, this was the name for a mix of almonds and raisins, an expensive snack for wealthy students, named amygdala cum uvis passis mixta.
Later, there were added other nuts and dried fruit, and today it usually is a mix of raisins, blanched and non-blanched almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and walnuts.
There are many uses for trail mix or student food, and today I decided to go chocolate.

Care for some healthy, easy to make fun truffles?


  • 7 ounces (200 g) trail mix (unsweetened dried fruit and nuts only, no M&Ms or other candy added!)
  • 1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Place the trail mix in a food processor and process until trail mix resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add cocoa powder and continue to pulse until mixture starts becoming a paste with tiny freckles of nuts in it.
  • Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup and pulse a bit more, until the paste comes together.
  • Scrape paste into a bowl.

This is what it will look like:

  • Shape into 1'' balls.
  • Roll balls in sprinkles (I used organic sprinkles), cocoa powder or unsweetened coconut flakes.

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