I Can’t Think Of a Title That Wouldn’t Sound Naughty

Thank you SO MUCH, Leslie R. Lee, for helping to corrupt my innocent brain.

ANYWAY, this is what I took to my SAGE release par-tay. It comes from THE TEEN’S VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK, although I altered the recipe somewhat, because that’s just the kind of hairpin I am.

Becca’s Chocolate Nutty Truffles

  • nuttytruffles1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 cup favorite nut butter: almond, cashew or peanut
  • 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a skillet containing no oil or liquid, combine the almonds and cashews. Heat over a low flame, stirring frequently, just until you start smelling a toasty, warm aroma. (Keep watching and don’t let them burn.) You can also toast them for 2 minutes in a toaster oven set on a low setting.
  2. In a bowl, mix together nut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Add nuts and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon.
  4. Make teaspoon-size balls of the nut butter mixture and roll in the sugar-cocoa mixture until evenly coated. Place on wax paper and eat, or harden in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Makes 25 to 30 truffles.

Now, here are my differences:

– Did you notice that Becca called for dates but didn’t instruct you to add them? Well, I added them.

– I chopped the almonds and cashews before toasting them.

– This is the important bit: I used Nutella for the nut butter. Can I get an Amen?

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character is a bad influence on another character.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “I Can’t Think Of a Title That Wouldn’t Sound Naughty

  1. Jane

    January 16, 2013 at 9:10am

    OMG! That is SO simple! And I have NUTELLA! Hmm. What — shall — I — do — next? The suspense………!

    Anyway, I’m still jonesing for my next oatmeal cookies. However shall I eat–er… Dispose of them all?

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