Friday, January 18, 2013

Recipe - Raw chocolate truffles

This recipe is raw, healthy, and gluten and dairy free.

Ingredients
1/2 cup dates - soaked 1-2 hours
1/2 cup nuts - soaked 1-2 hours
1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit of choice
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2 teaspoons liquid - choose from the liquid the dates were soaked in, orange or other fresh juice, or if you want to be a little naughty use your favourite liqueur.
For coating - 1/4 - 1/2 cup dessicated coconut, which can be mixed with a little cacao powder or cinnamon if you like, OR grated raw chocolate.


Instructions

Measure the coconut or grated raw chocolate onto a plate, mixing with the extra flavourings if desired. The amount you need will depend on the size of balls you choose to make and how thickly you want to coat them, but any extra can be saved in a plastic bag or small container to use next time.

Mix all the other ingredients together using a blender or small food processor. (or double the amount to use in a larger processor)


Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours until it firms up. You can omit this but the process is a lot stickier if you do.
Roll into balls and coat with the coconut or grated chocolate. Keep in the fridge. I find they happily last a few days, although they usually get eaten pretty quickly.

5 comments:

  1. Ooh these look lush might have to try making some of these with the kids xx

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  2. These sound awesome :-) ##recipeoftheweek

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  3. They sound wonderful. I always buy things like this at foodie expos but never see to make them at home. Really want to now! Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek - I have pinned and tweeted this post and there's a fresh linky live at 6pm :)

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