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Indulgent Chocolate Brandy Truffles

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  • Author: Vicki Brett-Gach
  • Yield: 20 truffles 1x


Rich, dark treasures with a hint of brandy. Plus they are vegan, so all those who avoid dairy may enjoy them, too. Adapted from spabetti’s Chocolate Bourbon Truffles recipe


  • 4.5 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate (good quality)
  • 8 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Roughly chop chocolate on a cutting board, and set aside.
  2. Finely chop the dates, and place them in either the top of a double boiler, or in a heatproof bowl set over a small saucepan with an inch or two of simmering water.
  3. Add the brandy to the dates. As the dates and brandy warm together, carefully mash the dates with the brandy into a thick paste. Add a tablespoon of water at a time as needed, and continue to combine until a very smooth paste forms.
  4. Add the vanilla paste and the chopped chocolate to the dates, and stir occasionally until the chocolate melts and mixture is nice and smooth.
  5. Remove chocolate mixture from the heat, and allow it cool considerably. Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate for a few hours (or overnight).
  6. Once cool, scoop out small amounts of the ganache and roll into balls, around 3/4 of an inch in size. Roll through powdered sugar, and serve.
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