About the Hemp Seed Pumpkin Truffle Recipe

This is a Thanksgiving-inspired spin-off of one of our favorite "healthy dessert" recipes, Hemp Protein Balls that has coconut, cacao powder, and peanut butter for a decadent, brownie-reminiscent treat. 

We used cinnamon-infused butter left over from our Cinna-Butter recipe for the "frosting" on these little balls. Cinnamon is one of our favorite sources of the anti-inflammatory and relaxing terpene linalool! 

Hemp seeds, also called "hemp hearts," are seeds from the hemp plant and are a great source of healthy fats, which allow our bodies to absorb all of the vitamins and nutrients they need. 

When it comes to nutrition, hemp seeds are a wonderful source of: 
  • Omega 3 fatty acid: helps with brain function, supports the cardiovascular system, fights inflammation

  • Omega 6 fatty acid: supports the brain, metabolism, and bone health, helps skin and hair growth, fights inflammation

  • Protein: used by the body to make muscles and tissue and can act as a source of energy when needed

  • Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties that has shown effective for treating cancer, arthritis and cataracts

And pumpkin is a great: 
  • Antioxidant: helps stop damage to cells that can cause diseases like cancer, heart disease, and more

  • Anti-inflammatory: helps reduce inflammation and swelling

Ingredients for cannabis infused hemp seed pumpkin truffles

Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion

If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. The standard dose of CBD is 15-30mg, but varies based on tolerance, reason for use, severity of condition, etc. We recommend starting low and going slow; click here to learn more about dosing) and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating new cannabinoids into your routine.

How to add cannabinoids to your Hemp Seed Pumpkin Truffles 

Truffle Ingredients

  • 2 c pitted dates

  • 1/2 c almonds

  • 1/4 c almond butter

  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey

  • 2 tsp hemp seeds

  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice

  • 1 pinch salt

 Directions

  1. Add all ingredients, in order, to a food processor & pulse until smooth

  2. Form into balls (you may need to refrigerate the batter first)

  3. Add frosting (see below)

 

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter 

  • 2 sticks cinnamon (or other herbs)

  • 2 tsp maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp milk

 Directions

  1. Break cinnamon sticks in half and place in LEVO herb pod; place butter in LEVO basin

  2. Set at 165°F for 1 hour

  3. Dispense into jar and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before mixing with remaining ingredients

  4. Top truffles and enjoy! Refrigerate truffles that aren't immediately devoured.

 

Butter and cinnamon in LEVO oil infusion machine

Kristen Williams