White Chocolate and Dried Fruit Truffles

White Chocolate and Dried Fruit Truffles

If you are craving for something sweet, delicious, nutritious and very easy to make these truffles may be a good option. Once they are done you can refrigerate and enjoy these small treats for a few days whenever you feel like it.

 

These truffles are really flavorful from the walnuts and dried fruit with a subtle flavor of rum. Coated in chocolate, cocoa or coconut flakes makes them even more irresistable. These can also make a good homemade gift for holiday or different other ocassions. 

 

They can be made in advance and that makes them perfect for any party or family gathering.

 

Related Posts:
Dried Fruit Biscotti
Chocolate Truffles
White Chocolate and Coconut Truffles
Chocolate Biscuit Cake

 

 

 

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Ingredients
  • Makes about 50-52 truffles
  • 1 cup (150g) dried apricots
  • 1 cup (150g) pitted dates
  • 1 cup (150g) raisins
  • 2 cups (180g) ground walnuts
  • 5 tbsp (70 g) butter
  • 5 ounces (150 g) white chocolate
  • 1/4 tsp rum essence
  • Coating options
  • cocoa powder
  • white and dark chocolate, grated
  • coconut flakes
Directions
  1. In a large bowl add the apricots, dates, raisins, and rum essence and soak in a little water for about 2 hours.
  2. Drain well and place them in the bowl of the food processor. Add butter and process until a paste forms. Place the paste in a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile melt the chocolate over bain marie..
  4. Add walnuts and melted chocolate over the fruit paste and stir to combine well.
  5. Shape the mixture into balls using about 1 rounded teaspoon mixture for each. Roll each ball in coconut, chocolate flakes or cocoa.
  6. Keep in airtight container and refrigerate for about 2 hrs before serving.
Nutrition facts 1 truffle - Calories:71, Fat:4.7g, Saturated Fat:1.3 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:6.9g, Sugar:5.5 g, Fiber:0.7 g, Protein:1.5 g, Cholesterol:3 mg, Calories from Fat 42, Sodium 10 mg, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 1%, Iron 1%, Nutrition Grade C+, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On January 18, 2014 at 02:06 am, yead said...
Wow.... it's so YUM. I love this.Great idea.
On January 22, 2014 at 10:28 am, Rosa said...
Divine and totally irresistible! Cheers, Rosa
On January 27, 2014 at 01:07 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
I want the one with coconut! I love truffles. They are so dangerous to keep around the house because everytime I pass by, I would pop them into my mouth...and I keep going back to get more! Yours look like ones from chocolate store...so gorgeous!

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