Thursday, 17 December 2015 - , , , , , , 2 comments

RECIPE : Chocolate 'Truffles'


These delicious morsels are so easy to make, nutritious and very chocolate truffle-like even though they are basically made with dried fruits and nuts. A sweet 'fix' without the sugar or butter! Best of all there is NO cooking involved at all!

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They work out to 2sp/1pp/approx 60kcal each 
(less than half the sp/pp/kcal of regular truffles)

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YOU WILL NEED: (Recipe makes approx.16)

50g cashew nuts
50g raisins
100g dried dates
1 tablespoon Choc Shot
(I used the Orange Spice flavour, you could try original chocolate or coconut)
Click HERE for Choc Shot review)

20g cocoa powder/pollenta/rice flour/fine biscuit crumbs for coating

optional;
dried rose petals to decorate

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Simply combine the cashew nuts, raisins and dates in a food processor. Blitz until finely chopped.



The mixture will be quite grainy until you add the Choc Shot. This is the magic ingredient that will combine it into a paste-like consistency and give the 'truffles' a rich chocolate flavour.



Blitz for a few seconds to bring the mixture together.


Using a half-tablespoon, roll each measure into a ball. The mixture is quite sticky.


Roll in the coating of your choice. I tried pollenta but I prefer cocoa as they look like authentic truffles coated in this fine chocolatey dusting.
If you find cocoa too strong, you can use drinking chocolate powder.



Pop onto a plate and chill if possible for a couple of hours to harden them up a little.
The mixture should make around 16 'truffles' if you measure accurately.




Pop into miniature petit four cases. You can decorate with a few dried rose petals, chopped nuts or just leave plain and simple.

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Truffliscious!

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Tips

You can ring the changes by using mixed nuts, dried fruit mixes containing cranberries, papaya, apricots-whatever you like best. Always mix with the dates as this gives it the best rich texture. 

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Once hardened in the fridge, these can be stacked into little glass jars or wrapped in cellophane to make lovely little gifts. 

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PRINT RECIPE HERE

2 comments:

Nikki 1 September 2015 at 12:00

Wow. Made these at the weekend and they are fab, fun and easy to make.

Janey 1 September 2015 at 18:43

Thanks Nikki! So pleased you enjoyed making and tasting them! x

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