Christmas Spiced Cashew Butter Truffles

I love a bit of nut butter..  cashew is my absolute favourite.. although am happy to eat almost any kind. This summer I had cashew nut butter on rye crackers with slices of strawberries (from our own garden!) pretty much every day for breakfast. I also like a slice of apple with a bit of peanut butter on it, good for a quick snack, great for camping & festivals where you might need a quick snack that is healthy but light.

Strawberry & Cashew nut butter on cracker

These were a bit of an experiment really, I wanted to eat something cinnamony & christmassy, but I didn’t really feel like baking… and had thought the day before after a particularly gruelling TRX workout that it would be nice to have a portable  homemade something for that sweet attack I tend to get around an hour after a gym session. And I also was thinking of the indulgent truffles I love to make(and eat) for Christmas gifts.

This hardly a recipe really, more a slightly nicer way of getting a nutty fix without spooning it out of a jar. ( nothing wrong with that mind..) 

And hey- don’t they look nice and Christmassy all covered in coconut? Very seasonally appropriate. 

Christmas Cashew Truffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer
  • 1 cup cashew nut butter
  • 3 dates , finely chopped
  • scant half teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • Around half cup dessicated coconut
  1. Squish and mash all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until smooth and combined
  2. Roll into little balls, around 2-3 cm diameter
  3. Roll them in the coconut.
  4. Keep these in the fridge, they taste even better after a day or so! Although they probably won't last that long!



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  • Reply
    December 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Those look delicious! I love cashew butter.

    • Reply
      December 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      They’re great! Hope you try them x

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