Almond paste is used in many recipes. You can buy it in the baking section of most supermarkets and then tint and color it yourself, but it is much fresher and cheaper to make your own.
It's good to make it at least a week in advance so that the flavor of the almonds can ripen fully. It will keep for six months, refrigerated.
I love these little high fiber treats and this is a spin-off of my recipe: http://www.recipezaar.com/300780
I added a few different things in these truffles and the flavour and smell is wonderful. The heat from the ginger is a nice kick. Just make sure you use the fresh powdered ginger to get the flavour and the heat
I was looking for a low carb high fiber treat and came up with this one. Cardamom is originally from the east and used to flavour food and for medicinal purposes. It lends a very interesting and distinctive taste to foods. I like it and thought it would be a good addition to these truffles. I ground all my ingredients in my magic bullet and then processed the dough in my Kitchen Aid food processor. You can use either the dark or golden flax seeds in this recipe. This recipe can be doubled, but be aware they are rich, so you might want to make a single batch just to try them first. If you can't find organic then conventional will work just as well, though might not taste as good. You can also use ground carob or ground unsweetened chocolate in place of the cacao nibs if you don't have them.
This recipe came from a cookbook called Rejuvenate Your Life which has many raw food recipes. I am interested in trying as many recipes as possible in the raw food state as I know this is very good for us all.