Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chocolate & Dried Fruit Truffles

Chocolate & Dried Fruit Truffles

Sweet Treats for my Valentine

It was my turn to take goodies for our quilt guild meeting this month which I’d forgotten until my hubby reminded me right around dinner time the day before. I was panic-stricken and was tempted to pick up something from a bakery , but that wasn’t a good idea first thing in the morning. Looking around the kitchen, I realized that making these dried fruit truffles would be quick and easy to do. 

The original recipe called for almond butter but we meet in a nut-free facility, so that was out of the question. It also used only dates, but we have quite a crowd at these meetings, so I added all the dried fruits in the house (except prunes). 

These truffles are simply delicious, are dense and very filling. One is all I could have. This type of dessert is ideal for the winter time or for women who are pregnant to provide strength and energy.


20 Medjool dates, pits removed and chopped
20 dried apricots, chopped
5 strips dried mango, chopped
½ cup golden raisins
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup sweetened & shredded coconut (e.g. Baker’s)
1 Tbsp. coconut powder
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (e.g. Godiva’s)
8 coconut & dark fudge Newton’s Fruit Thins
   or similar oatmeal cookies


  1. Pulse cookies, cocoa & coconut powder in a food processor into crumbs.
  2. Pulse remaining ingredients in food processor until it forms a ball.
  3. Mix all ingredients together and roll into the size of tennis balls.
  4. Roll in cocoa powder or confectioner’s sugar to coat. 
Store for up to a week at room temperature in an airtight container.

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