Dried Fruit Truffles
Recipe Type: Chocolate, Dessert
Serves: about 15 truffles
This is a classic dessert. Dried fruit works wonders and these truffles are a confirmation. My version includes the addition of Sicilian pistachios and the chocolate coating. The Medjool dates are indicated for their softness. Unfortunately, you will not get the same results with other dates.
  • 80 g (23/4 oz) raisins (palm oil free)
  • 50 g (13/4 oz) dried figs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 5 Medjool dates
  • 100 g (31/2 oz) 70% dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachio
  • 1 tablespoon chopped toasted hazelnuts (or,
  • almonds, walnuts)
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut flakes
  1. Wash the raisins and soak in warm water. Drain, dry and put in a blender along with the hazelnuts, figs and
  2. dates, both chopped.
  3. Blend until you have a smooth dough. Remove a small amount of dough and make small balls. Cool down
  4. the balls in the fridge.
  5. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Allow to cool.
  6. Dip the balls in chocolate. Garnish with the pistachio, hazelnuts, coconut flakes and/or other dried fruit.
  7. Allow the chocolate to thicken at room temperature and store the truffles in the refrigerator until ready to
  8. serve.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/modern-italian-table-less-ingredients-fewer-steps/