In a high speed blender add coconut flakes and puree until a course powder forms.
Add coconut oil and maple syrup.
Blend until ingredients become smooth and don’t be surprised if this takes 2-5 minutes. You’ll want to stop to push down excess ingredients back down from the sides of the blender into the mixture with a silicone spatula.
Add remaining ingredients minus the sugar, acai, and extra vanilla powder blending until smooth. If at this point you find the mixture too thin, you can add up to ¼ cup additional cacao. If you do add cacao, blend until smooth, taste and if it’s now too bitter, simply add a little more maple syrup.
Scrape out of the blender into a glass or stainless bowl. Add cacao until your excess oil and syrup are “soaked” up.
In a small bowl, mix together acai, vanilla powder and optional sugar. If making for the kids, they tend to like the coconut sugar.
Now you’re ready to roll into truffles! On waxed paper, roll with your hands and coat with reserved acai and optional sugar.
Truffles will be good for up to one week when stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!