Receiving chocolates as a gift is always a welcome surprise, but when you receive homemade chocolates as a gift, it's even better! This is THE ultimate gift truffle recipe for your loved ones. All the ingredients are natural and healthy using a base of Medjool dates and rich hazelnut butter. Roll these in your favourite toppings, like: shredded coconut, goji berries, cacao, pistachios...whatever your heart desires!
How It's Made
15 Medjool dates, pits removed
1 tablespoon of hazelnut butter
Juice and zest of half an orange (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon of cacao powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1/4 cup of roasted nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans...)
Spread the nuts across a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before finely chopping them.
In a food processor, mix the dates with the organge juice and zest, vanilla, cacao powder and salt. The mixture should be smooth and creamy but strong enough to hold itself in a ball. Add the chopped nuts and mix some more.
In a bain marie, melt the chocolate and then mix it in with the date mixture. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours.
Form truffles into compact balls using a melon baller. Roll the balls in the garnish of your choice. Once finished, keep the balls in a small box or airtight container in the fridge.
Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.