Monday, September 9, 2013
Trio of Truffles
I've been getting back on track with clean eating lately - trying to stick with real, whole foods. But of course, I still love my sweets - so these little delights are my not-so-naughty treats. They're not strictly truffles - but close enough!
I did some experimenting last week, trying out the flavours - but of course, I didn't write down what I was doing...so the quantities here might not be exactly what I used. Do some experimenting and just add more wet/dry ingredients as needed.
The recipes are a combination of a couple from the 4 Ingredients "Gluten & Lactose Free" book and online. Just be careful not to go overboard - 1 or 2 at a time will satisfy the sweet craving without breaking the calorie bank :-)
Get all your nuts & dried fruit from Charlies!
Basic Chocolate Truffles
1/4 cup almonds
1 cup dates
1/2 cup coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup crushed peanuts
Combine almonds, dates, coconut and cocoa in a food processor or Thermomix and blend until mixture comes together. Add a dash of water if necessary. Roll into balls, coat in nuts and refrigerate.
1/2 cup almonds
3/4 cup dates
zest and juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup coconut
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or Thermomix and blend until mixture comes together. Roll into balls and refrigerate.
Peanut Butter Truffles
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon cocoa (plus extra for rolling/dusting)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or Thermomix and blend until mixture comes together. Roll into balls, coat or dust with cocoa and refrigerate.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor