Aphrodite Truffles – Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and raw!


Jaime Slavin, Village Living’s Food Educator shares her Aphrodite Truffle Recipe, perfect for Valentine’s Day.  So give it a try and let us know how it turned out with your comments right here on our website.

Makes 10 delectable truffles


1.5 cups raw pecans
1/3cup raw cacao powder (go ahead and add a little extra if you want more chocolaty truffles!)
1/3 cup-1/2 cup raw honey (adjust amount depending on your sweet tooth)
10 dried figs (black mission figs are my favourite)

Additional toppings (….use your imagination for limitless possibilities…)

Raw cacao nibs
Goji berries
Shredded coconut
Raw cacao powder


  1. Place pecans in a food processor and grind into a fine meal texture (this will look like pecan sand)
  2. Add cacao powder and honey and process until combined. The mixture will begin to take on a dough like consistency, flecks of pecan will still remain
  3. Scoop approximately a tablespoon worth of truffle “dough” in your hand and flatten into a circular shape. Place this on a flat surface (a plate, cutting board, clean counter, etc) and lay a fig in the centre
  4. Roll the sides of the truffle dough over the fig so it envelops the fig in its centre and the fig can no longer be seen. Continue rolling into you form a spherical truffle shape
  5. You can keep these truffles naked, and eat as is or dress the truffles in additional toppings buy putting toppings on a plate and rolling the truffle around in the ingredients.
  6. Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. I store mine in the freezer and when I want one I take the truffle out for 10 minutes before eating. Worth every minute of anticipation.


Jaime Slavin is a nutritionist who graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Science Honours degree in Nutrition and Food. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Health/Community Nutrition at The University of Toronto. Jaime has her own nutrition practice where she uses her clinical and holistic background to guide, teach, and encourage her clients to lead healthier lives and to feel great!


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