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!
They work out to 2sp/1pp/approx 60kcal each
(less than half the sp/pp/kcal of regular truffles)
YOU WILL NEED: (Recipe makes approx.16)
50g cashew nuts
100g dried dates
1 tablespoon Choc Shot
(I used the Orange Spice flavour, you could try original chocolate or coconut)
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20g cocoa powder/pollenta/rice flour/fine biscuit crumbs for coating
dried rose petals to decorate
Simply combine the cashew nuts, raisins and dates in a food processor. Blitz until finely chopped.
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.
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.
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.
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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