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Truffles (well, nearly) with Cranberries


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Ingredients

1 cup pitted dates

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate)

1/2 cup Patience Fruit & Co Classic Dried Cranberries Sweetened with Apple Juice, finely chopped

 

Coating of your choice: cocoa, chopped almonds or hazelnuts, unsweetened coconut.

Preparation time 30 minutes + 1 hour
Cooking time 15 minutes Portions 24 truffles

These little balls have an intense chocolate taste, so they could be taken for truffles. But why not add cranberries to the deliciousness of chocolate? These untraditional truffles will delight all the chocolate lovers you know, including the vegans!

P.S. Small but important detail: these truffles contain 40% fewer calories than traditional truffles.

Ingredients

1 cup pitted dates

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate)

1/2 cup Patience Fruit & Co Classic Dried Cranberries Sweetened with Apple Juice, finely chopped

 

Coating of your choice: cocoa, chopped almonds or hazelnuts, unsweetened coconut.

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Steps

  1. In a small pan over medium heat, cook dates in water for about 15 minutes or until they can be easily mashed with a fork.

  2. Purée dates with a hand blender. If you don’t have one, stir vigorously with a wooden spoon. The texture won’t be as smooth but it will be fine.

  3. Add chocolate chips and cocoa. Stir till the mixture is homogeneous. Add cranberries and mix to distribute evenly.

  4. Transfer preparation to a bowl and place in the freezer for at least one hour (it’s much easier to handle when it’s very cold).

  5. Rub a little coconut oil or canola oil on your hands. Take about 1 tablespoon to form each little ball.

  6. Roll the balls in cocoa, finely chopped almonds or hazelnuts, or unsweetened coconut.

Recommendations

Will keep for a week in the fridge and 3 months in the freezer.

Remove from fridge or freezer about 30 minutes before serving.

Thanks to our collaborator

Stéphanie Côté

A graduate in nutrition and sports nutrition, Stéphanie Côté has worked with media for more than 15 years. Her goal? Convince people that eating well is good and not so complicated!

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