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!


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
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

dried rose petals to decorate


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.





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. 




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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