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Holiday Raw Food Dessert: Low-Glycemic Amaretto Truffles

By Ritamarie Loscalzo


Party and Potluck Nibbles that Nourish - Ambrosial Amaretto TrufflesHo Ho Ho – we’re doing it!

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I have a new recipe I can’t wait to share.

This weekend I co-taught a class about how to make delicious party foods.

Karen Osborne came up with a fabulous dessert recipe called Ambrosia Amaretto Truffles.

Since I just led a group of over 100 people through a blood sugar balancing program, I am keenly aware of the need for yummy, festive dessert recipes that are low-glycemic. All of our dessert recipes are sweetened with whole foods, but even things like dates are not well tolerated by people with blood sugar imbalances and candida issues.

So I took Karen’s recipe and made a few changes to it so it would be friendly for folks concerned about diabetes, insulin resistance, and candida overgrowth.

Low-Glycemic Raw Food Holiday DessertsLow-Glycemic Amaretto Truffles


  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup lucuma powder
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground vanilla beans
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 12 drop Sweet Leaf Stevia extract (chocolate flavor if possible)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, ground to a powder
  • 1/2 cup almonds, ground to a powder or 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut for snowball truffles (Note: This is used to roll the truffles when formed. You can roll half in coocnut and half in almonds if you choose)


  1. Combine all ingredients except the 1/2 cup ground almonds or coconut.
  2. Process in a food processor or stir together until smooth.
  3. Form a teaspoon of dough into a ball.  If it’s too “gooey” add a little extra ground almonds to dry it a bit.  Continue forming balls until all dough is used.
  4. Roll balls in ground almonds and or coconut.
  5. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or freeze for at least 1/2 hr.

This low-glycemic dessert version was as big a hit as the traditional truffle.

The traditional version of the recipe, an 18-page recipe guide, and 2 1/2 hour video from the class are all available for purchase:

Click HERE for Party and Potluck Nibbles that Nourish!



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  1. Raw.la - Raw Food in The News and Around The Web on December 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm

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  2. Mary Kay on December 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Looks yummy. Sounds like a lot of lucuma, but the taste will tell!

    Mary Kay

  3. cindy on May 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Is there an alternative to Stevia? I’m allergic to that.

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