Guilt-Free Truffles

Jun 25, 2012
.. if I had to choose between a gigantic brownie OR a platter of mini desserts- definitely going for the platter because this way I get variety of mini-treats without feeling very guilty.. (i.e if i don't eat the whole platter..oh trust me it happens).


It's now a trend anywhere you go from restaurants to parties or bridal showers,  you see a lot of chic, mini-dessert that are very decadent and attractive to an eye. Talking about mini-desserts, I am a big sucker for chocolate truffles, one that is not too sweet & melt-in-your-mouth type. Eagle Brand's Condensed Milk has one of the easiest recipe that never fails, but that's not the main point here. Because guess what- after few tweaks & twists I have put a healthy-ish spin on chocolate truffles, good enough to call them 'guilt-free'..umm did I say there is no butter or cream? yes, yes, yes.

Makes 7-9 balls + enough to lick your hands
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates (if dry, soak them in water)
  • 2 oz craisins
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice ( i used walnuts)
  • 1-2 tablespoon of milk or water (add if the dough has dry consistency)
Directions:
Using a food processor, blend all ingredients except the nuts until you get it into a smooth, dough like consistency. Fold in the chopped walnuts then roll them into dough balls and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until stiff. Roll them into cocoa powder or coconut flakes or eat them by itself- either way its divine.


but let me tell you this, it is not your typical melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles, however, it is a great treat that will satisfy your sweet cravings. It has pretty smooth texture. The combination of dates, cranberries & chocolate work really well together to create a unique chocolate-fruitish flavor. Covering them with coconut or cocoa powder adds another depth of flavor which I enjoyed. I had some of my picky eaters try it and they liked it- so that says something right?



This was a post originally for Recipe Redux for June but I posted it late.oh well still enjoy and dont forget to check out other awesome dessert bites below.

2 comments:

  1. They sure are healthy. Will try soon. U have a lovely blog. Happy to follow u. Do check out mine when u find time..

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    1. thank you vimitha. Let me know how you like it. I will be heading over to your blog soon.

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