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Herbal truffles are super yummy, healthy, and carry the medicine of plants to people in a way that they will happily eat! The truffles can be adapted to accommodate needs and what you have available in your apothecary.

Every time I make herbal truffles, I vary the ingredients to suit the occasion, need, and the people eating them. For a recent ladies evening out, I made dark chocolate and white chocolate truffles. Everyone raved about them! I held some back to serve at my Nature’s Remedies workshop the next day for my delighted students to enjoy.

Ingredient suggestions:

Crushed cacao nibs, chopped raisins or figs. Put a fresh blueberry or raspberry in the middle of each ball! Add a ยฝ tsp. bee pollen to the mix. How about flax and sesame seeds? Almond and rice flour. Or how about rolling the balls in powdered bakerโ€™s chocolate? The point is to make it fun and tasty, herbal and healthy. Let your imagination go, the possibilities are endless! If using fresh fruit, refrigerate and eat within a couple days or freeze.

Contemplate these herbal honeys and elixirs options:

Energy & anti-inflammatory: Nettle powder and bee pollen. Willow honey.
Stress and anxiety relief:ย  Wild rose, lavender and/or hawthorn honey and elixir.

Cough & cold relief: Cough and cold elixir, of course! Grindelia honey. Balm of Gilead (cottonwood leaf bud) honey.

For instructional info for making herbal honeys and elixirs, check out our Herbal Medicine Making Tutorial.

Happy truffle making!!!

Suzanne "Queen Bee" Tabert ๐Ÿ

Suzanne Tabert, bioregional herbalist, speaker, and author, is director of herbal education and herbal mentor at the Cedar Mountain Herb School. An herbal medicine instructor for 35+ years, Suzanne teaches with great passion and excitement, bringing her wealth of herbal knowledge to students in an engaging and vibrant manner. She is the primary instructor at CMHS and an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University. Taking students to wild places and giving them tools to engage and connect with flora, fauna, and the exquisite beauty of nature is the icing on the cake of life, and one way that Suzanne is making a difference in the world, one person, one group at a time. Cedar Mountain Herb School is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, Partnership in Education with United Plant Savers, and the American Herb Association.

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