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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Love this! Chocolate and any nut butter is my favorite combo and I’m always looks for a new way to use my coconut flour. I bet this would be good with tahini too!

  2. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Honey and nut butter together are amazing. And rolled in cocoa powder…ahhhhhhhhh not fair to post this during mid-morning for us east coast Americans.

  3. Johanna GGG

    OMG is that why I have coconut flour in my pantry – I have been wondering – and do you think this might work with cocoa mixed in because I really want it in rather than on the outside – would that be wrong!

    I know exactly what you mean about comments. I didn’t understand about comments until I started blogging – and even then I only started commenting because I was lucky enough to have a kind comment on a really early post that drew me into commenting much earlier than I had expected. Comments are so much happiness but also are such great advice and feedback – I just wish I had more time for them

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Amber Shea is also one of my favorite bloggers and her blog is also one of the first that I felt compelled to comment on before I realized that commenting isn’t something to be afraid of. This recipe looks delicious and super simple, must try!

  5. Kath Lockett

    What a gorgeous tribute – and I want some of those truffles…!

  6. Shannon

    So I’ve been on vacation and am just catching up on your posts… these look so wonderful! As does the air-fryer! How lucky you are to get to try it! And I think a reverse dessert dinner is brilliant.

  7. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    sunflower butter is my FAVORITE!!! awesome choice! i’ve seen so much about coconut flour, but i have yet to dabble into it. i will perhaps explore it sooon!! 😀 what else have u made with it? is the coconut really strong?

  8. Errign

    Iffffff I had coconut flour, I would be making these RIGHT NOW. Yum. I want.

  9. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oooh I love sunflower seed butter ! Although I stopped buying it because I was eating it too quickly!

  10. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I totally agree with what you said about getting comments as a blogger. If I see that I got a comment, it makes me smile. 🙂

    Your truffles look and sound (and also taste, I suppose!) awesome! I usually make chocolate truffles around Christmas (a little “tradition” that evolved around not having an oven for years, so cookies weren’t an option), but I’ve never made such sophisticated truffles … until now. 😀 (Stay tuned! ;))

  11. Simply Life

    oh those truffles look way too good!

  12. Susan

    I love all your raw truffles that you make, they seem bad but good for you!

  13. Margaret

    Hannah I’ve always thought of you as a modern day Anne of Green Gables! 🙂
    The truffles look good. When the weather warms up it will be easier to mix the ingredients together.

  14. Jess

    I’m still amazed that there’s such a thing as coconut flour. Is it just finely ground dessicated coconut? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in stores, but I guess I don’t spend much time looking at the flour section in health food shops (that’s where I’d find this, right?).

    Also, somehow I’m on the emailing list for Salon, that place where they serve that Monkey Gland Hand cocktail in a surgical glove, and they sent out a recipe on Friday for one of their cocktails involving coconut. The recipe called for the drink to be “garnished with desecrated coconut”. So… do I get a priest to bless it first, then I do something unholy to it? I need to know, I want to get the recipe right!

    Comments really can make one’s day, I agree. I was kind of astounded that time I wrote about sound-taste synaesthesia and got a comment from a sound-taste synaesthete who just happened to be reading my blog! But I greatly appreciate all the thoughtful comments I get (not so much the comments from people who have just turned up via Foodgawker or whatever and say something like “Awesome recipe!” and that’s it, haha). You certainly have one of the most thoughtfully-commented-upon blogs I’ve seen – you have established a rapport with many people through your writing, which is surely the sign of a genuinely good blog. 🙂

    1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

      You’re a synesthete too? How cool! I’ve never met someone with sound-taste synesthesia. I have grapheme → color synesthesia with some ordinal-linguistic personification on the side. 😀

      1. Jess

        No, I’m not a synaesthete myself. I just wrote about lexical-gustatory synaesthesia in a couple of posts on my blog –

        A friend of a friend has grapheme-colour synaesthesia and didn’t realise it until she was sharing an office with my friend (he’s a research psychologist) and he realised that some of the things she was saying about colours seemed to suggest synaesthesia. It’s such an interesting thing to read about – but then again, as a neuroscientist who gets excited by all the amazing things the brain does, I guess it’s not so surprising that I find it so interesting. 😉

        1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

          Gotcha. I just read your post – so interesting! Mine is definitely rooted in orthography – letters, not words, are colored – but I think you hit the nail on the head in that last part – ” the association becomes so strong and automatic that the taste is conferred to the word’s meaning instead.” There ARE words that feel like a certain color to me, even though their component letters should dictate differently. That’s always befuddled me.

  15. Ladybird

    What a lovely vegan sweet treat – yum! The ingredients are actually rather healthy, so I guess you don’t have to feel guilty when you’re enjoying them – BONUS!

  16. hungryandfrozen

    Aw, this post made me smile (well, a bigger smile than that which usually appears when I’m reading your blog.) I’m sure you’ll both meet up one day and it will be awesome! So far, I’ve found that’s the case when meeting up with other like minded food bloggers. Whew. I love your seemingly neverending truffle recipes – am very intrigued by coconut flour, it sounds like exactly the sort of thing I want to get my hands on!

  17. Priyanka

    Ha..I was the same when I was a newbie at blogging. I always felt that my comments would make no difference to the already popular blogger. But how wrong i was, all of us love the sweet comments left on the post, however big or small they are. Each and every comment makes me smile!

    I need to make some raw sweet treats, I have forgotten how much I love’em!

  18. Anna Johnston

    YAY to bloggie besties. Thanks for introducing me to Amber, and thank you to you my sweet girl for your fabulous words, your bright smiles and I can say… Warm hugs. My days are brightened knowing I can call you my friend. 🙂
    Don’t tell anyone, but I REALLY want to try this sweet vegan treat.

  19. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I’m a big fan of your raw and vegan recipes so if you say they’re good well they must be!

  20. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    What lovely words about your blogging friend 🙂 You’re so right, a simple comment can mean so much. Thanks for the link to Amber’s blog! Oh and this recipe too. Amazing. Or, as you so eloquently put it – sunflower-seed-coconut-slightly-sweet-cocoa-tinged-rich-dense-amazingness.
    Heidi xo

  21. Fatbooo

    Hahahhaha you’re kinda right. Comments can really be a blogger’s bread and (peanut) butter! I feel so ashamed to admit it!! I should have better strength in character than to seek affirmation from readers’ comments!

  22. Cait's Plate

    As always, your posts leave me drooling 😉

  23. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    This post almost made me tear up. True story. I don’t know how to even begin to thank you for these kind words! Hopefully the truffles did some of the thanking for me?

    By the way, I will NEVER “feel free to ignore [you].” 🙂 I’m so busy right now with traveling and testing 150+ recipes in a matter of 2-3 weeks that I don’t have much room to take a breath, but I WILL write you back when I can. <3

  24. Emma

    I always wished desperately for red hair and freckles – this was where Anne and I diverged. We also diverged at her resistance to Gilbert. He was hot [literarily speaking…?]. She should have just gone for it. I would have loved being called Carrots – it would have meant my lifelong dream had come truuuuuuuuuuue!

  25. Jenny

    Hannah! I have an apology to make, you know that I always read every blog entry you write but I had no idea how important commenting was to you! I am sorry I will try to comment more often, but the truth is I feel the same about commenting on your blog as you did about the wonderful sounding Amber! Even after knowing you all these years I am still astounded and inspired by your amazing talents as a writer as well as your amazingness in general xoxoxox

  26. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    This looks delicious and I love the story behind it 🙂 So sweet!

  27. Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi

    Comments are lovely to receive as a blogger — and a small way readers can say ‘thanks’ to you for taking the time and energy to post. So without further ado — thanks! These truffles look amazing, and can be enjoyed without the guilt that usually comes attached! They could never, ever, ever look like droppings .. I actually find anything rolled in cocoa strangely elegant and appealing!

  28. Crista

    It was really difficult to concentrate on your post what with the drool that was pooling on my keyboard from those delicious looking truffles 🙂 Totally gorgeous!!!

  29. penny aka jeroxie

    And I am a fan of your blog 🙂

  30. Tanya Alekseeva

    I found your blog via Amber’s facebook link and so happy I did! I so love her writing too and WOW yours is amazing as well, can’t wait to go through the rest of your posts. xTanya

  31. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    YUM. Look at that perfect dusting of cocoa powder! But oh coconut flour, why must you continue to elude me?

    I just had a look around Almost Vegan – lovely writing and photos = I really do enjoy reading about food ‘n travel!

  32. veganlisa

    We’re all lucky you contacted Amber and started blogging and getting involved in the blogging world. You’re fantastic!

  33. sheila @ Elements

    Mmmmm…this is right up my alley! Looks wonderful, and I love the addition of the flax seeds! 🙂

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