Hazelnut Truffles

This is an amazingly easy, fantastically rich and delicious truffle recipe. In fact it is so good I even considered keeping it a secret and making millions off of it, but I know you guys will enjoy it so I had to post it. You can make various flavors and use different nuts or even add cocoa if you want to make them chocolatey. So far we are still off the chocolate and I have to say the hazelnuts make them special enough. Featured in the Hella Delicious 2012 Recipe Calendar.

  • 1 1/2 c rough chopped hazelnuts
  • 32 fresh dates*, chopped
  • 6 T coconut oil or butter
  • pinch salt
Anise Hazelnut Torte

Anise Hazelnut Torte

I picked up a bag of shelled hazelnuts and soon found they are very easy to shell using a morter and pestle. After soaking the nut meat overnight I roasted them in a very low oven. The following recipe is what resulted next: 1 1/2 c hazelnuts (ground) 1/2 c almonds (ground) 1 T anise (ground) ...