Fig Truffles
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Recipe Type: Dessert, Treat, Snack, Sweet
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Serves: 6
 
Delicious and guilt-free treats. Recipe makes approximately 12 large (two-bite) truffles, or 20 smaller bite-size ones.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups (190 g) finely ground walnuts
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried figs (about 10), stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp orange blossom water (or orange juice)
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • Splash of olive (or vegetable) oil for greasing your hands
Instructions
  1. Put half the ground walnuts and all the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until it forms a smooth but firm paste. (You may need to add more orange blossom water if your figs are extra large or dry.)
  2. Grease your hands with the oil and roll the paste into small balls.
  3. Roll the balls in the remaining ground walnuts.
  4. Store in the fridge to firm them up, if desired.
Notes
1. Make these for grown-ups by substituting Cointreau (or similar orange liqueur) for half (or all) of the orange blossom water. 2. Mix up the flavors and try different coatings such as unsweetened cocoa powder or dried coconut. Use ground almonds instead of walnuts. Throw in different dried fruits, such as apricots, cranberries, cherries or even the humble raisin. The fun of these truffles is that you can so easily make up new mixes. 3. These will keep for a long time, since the only fresh ingredient is the orange zest, but I haven't had to put them to the test as they get eaten fairly quickly. I'd say if you're going to keep them for longer than a week, refrigerate them to be safe.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/delicious-fig-truffles/