Friday, October 11, 2013

Dried Fruit Truffles


I just whipped up some "truffles" for the kids. These are an easy, healthy and delicious alternative to the traditional ganache based truffle. I love to sneak in "desserts" like this, and they are great as a snack or a treat in the ol' lunch box.

The ingredients for these are a snap and you can easily adjust it to your taste preferences but, here are proportions I used. 

Dried Fruit Truffles:
  • 1 Cup dried, pitted dates.
  • ½ Cup dried sour cherries
  • 3 Whole dried plums/prunes.
  • 1 Tbps unsweetened cocoa powder (if you like more chocolate-y flavor add 2 teaspoons more)
  • 2 Tsps unrefined coconut oil.
  • 1/3 Cup of shredded coconut
Toss the sour cherries, dates and prunes in the food processor.

Blitz until every thing is in itty-bitty pieces.

Add the coconut oil and the cocoa powder. Blend until pasty.

With your hands, roll about 2 teaspoons of the mixture into small balls and dredged through shredded coconut.

(If they seem a bit oily you might want to roll them in some extra cocoa powder before dredging through the coconut.)  

Makes about 15-20 truffles.