|Chocolate & Dried Fruit Truffles|
|Sweet Treats for my Valentine|
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
- Pulse cookies, cocoa & coconut powder in a food processor into crumbs.
- Pulse remaining ingredients in food processor until it forms a ball.
- Mix all ingredients together and roll into the size of tennis balls.
- Roll in cocoa powder or confectioner’s sugar to coat.